Celebrating Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi (APIDA) Month May is Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi (APIDA) Heritage Month.This month, we celebrate the history, lives, experiences, and joy of our AAPI friends, neighbors, fellow Vermonters. Over the last year, the APIDA community has seen an increase in attacks as a result of the pandemic, which has […]
Name: Ita Meno Current Town: Burlington Years in VT: 18 Industry: Health & Housing Inspector Business name: City of Burlington Business website: www.burlington.gov Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT. If you wanted to get off the island, there are a few ways to go. My parents both chose to join […]
Celebrating Earth Day We’ve shared the announcement on our social media accounts, but in case you missed it – VTPoC is now officially a Vermont 501(c)(3) Non-Profit! And, we’re doing big things: in collaboration with Winooski Strong, the VT Racial Justice Alliance, New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church and the Black Perspective, we have been hosting […]
Name: Natanya Vanderlaan Current Town: Burlington, VT – Land of the Abenaki Years in VT: 5 Industry: Non-Profit/Wellness Business name: WholeHeart Inc. Business Website: https://wholeheartinc.org/ , https://www.vtreleafcollective.org/ Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. I came to VT ready for a slower […]
Launch Date: March 8, 2021 Women’s History Month This month, we are celebrating BIPOC women in our community. BIPOC women are key change-makers across Vermont, whether as small-business owners, executive directors, community leaders and more. For the month of March, we’re highlighting their wonderful work – check out the events, news and opportunities to get […]
Name: Bor Yang Current Town: Pittsfield, VT & Montpelier, VT Years in VT: 5 years Industry: Government Business name: Human Rights Commission Business email: email@example.com Business website: hrc.vermont.gov Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. Before moving to Vermont, I was an instructor in […]
Launch Date: Feb 2, 2021 Self Love and Black History The month of February recognizes Black history and love. So how do the two blend together? As BIPOC professionals whether conscious or unconscious, we are often consumed in our daily lives as advocates for racial equity and justice. The micro-aggressions and racism we face over […]
Name: Maricela Ehmann Current Town: Killington, VT Years in VT: 3.5 Industry: Weddings & Events Business name: Ehmann Events Business website: www.ehmannevents.com Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT. I am a first-generation California Mexicana – born and raised in the SF Bay Area. I graduated with honors from Woodside High […]
New Year, New Gains!
The VT Professionals of Color is excited to share that the organization received grants from The Northfield Savings Bank Foundation and Vermont Community Foundation.