Newsletter Vol 2 No 9

Hispanic Heritage Month

We are happy to announce the launch of our membership database with the goal of offering exclusive opportunities for BIPOC members to connect virtually automating some of the functional components of the site and ensuring that the site remains relevant to new members and keeping existing members up to date in the latest resources. 

All current members automatically have profiles in the member portal that can be accessed by clicking here. Follow these instructions to gain access to the portal and your profile:

  1.  Click here to get to the login page for the member portal.
  2.  Click the “Lost your password?” link to create a unique password. Use the password that you used to sign up for VT PoC membership.
  3.  A link will be sent to the email. Click on the link to reset your password.
  4. Once your password has been reset, you will have access to your member profile. After you have access you can begin editing your profile!

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!! Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988! According to, the National Archives the theme for 2022 is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” 

This month, we’re featuring Abdisalan Sheikhbile, who works in Residential/Commercial Cleaning service  industry, and is owner of Cleaners Unit. 

Get to Know VT PoC

Businesses and People

Abdisalan Sheikhbile
Residential and Commercial Cleaning Service

Abdisalan Sheikhbile and his family was granted the opportunity to move to America in 2005. Prior to arriving to Vermont, he has lived in Colorado and Maine.  Abdisalan is the owner of Cleaners Unit and enjoys the community of entrepreneurs in Vermont and sees endless opportunities for for the cleaning industry as it continues to grow.  Cleaners unit is always seeking employees. Abdisalan believes Vermont is a safe zone and it is important to take advantage and to be apart of a network that stands by advancing the prosperity of all BIPOC in Vermont.

Read the rest of our interview with Abdisalan Sheikhbile here, and link with him by using his socials in the links below.

Resources & Updates


When Women Thrive

“This Way UP: There’s power in our numbers .” Use the link below to register for this panel!
Click here to register.

Senator Leahy’s Annual Women’s Economic Conference

Register to explore ways to support local leadership and democracy. 
Link to register.


Vermont’s students want change

Vermont students call on educator and law makers to make changes to combat racial inequities. 
Find the story at this link.

Artist Development Grant
This grant supports Vermont artist at all stages. Use the link below to see if you qualify. 
Find information here!

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