Help with heating and energy costs headlines the Working Bridges Resource of the Month (ROM) for January along with details about ongoing free legal clinics or “FAFSA Fridays” at VSAC in Winooski that are scheduled throughout January.
You will also see flyers below from Laura Engelken of the UVM Interfaith Center about upcoming events in UVM’s series of workshops aimed at improving our understanding of religion and spirituality on campus. “Paganism 101” is scheduled on Tuesday, February 13th from 10am-Noon, and “Hinduism 101” is scheduled on March 5th from 1pm-3pm. Both require advance registration through your UVM Peoplesoft account.
January 2018 ROM – UVM CS
Hinduism 101 8.5 x 14
Paganism 101 8.5 x 14
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2.) a large amount of something desirable
Our friends at RISPnet and United Way Working Bridges have shared flyers (see below) about a bunch of community events that are happening this winter and spring. The most exciting is a kids bike giveaway, Bike Bonanza, that is being organized by Old Spokes Home (OSP) for low income Vermonters.
You should act quickly to preregister (click here) before the deadline of December 12th because OSP can only afford to giveaway 140 bikes.
In addition, the First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington continues to offer free legal clinics, and Mercy Connections is offering a range of training and education events — including a free citizenship preparation class.
December Resource News 2017 UVM
Bike Bonanza event
2018 Flynn Ticket Vouchers – UVM CS
Did you miss the Blue Cross Blue Shield Flu Shot Clinic at Davis Center yesterday? Don’t worry because you will have one more chance on Wednesday, November 8th from 1pm-8pm @ the Davis Center (click for details and a link to the Biometric Screening signup).
Want another way to avoid the flu? Wash your hands regularly! Click on this link for some free, downloadable posters to encourage everyone to wash their hands as well as a few hand washing infographics — such as the percentage men (38%) and women (68%) the World Health Organization says regularly wash their hands.
Did you hear about a unique opportunity to host UVM International students during Thanksgiving? Here is a brief overview by Office of International Education staff member Emma Swift that was included in Staffline:
The Office of International Education (OIE) is coordinating a program to help our international students celebrate Thanksgiving with UVM families. Interested faculty and staff members will open their homes to 2-3 international students who will join your Thanksgiving celebration. This is a special opportunity for UVM’s international students to experience US culture outside of the campus bubble through seeing how this holiday is celebrated. If you and your family are interested in participating, please learn more and fill out a brief application by October 29th.
Do you know anybody who is seeking citizenship? Let them know about a free, ongoing Citizenship Preparation Class that is being held at Mercy Connections (255 South Champlain St) every Tuesday from 1pm-3pm (see attached flyer).
Citizenship flyer Fall 2017
Do you have family/friends with college-aged children who are curious about applying to (and paying for!) college? Are you concerned about economic barriers? Are you wondering about how to support students who are refugees, immigrants, youth of color, or first generation college attendees so that they can successfully and confidently access higher education?
If your answer is “Yes!,” then you should sign-up for this Barack Obama inspired initiative that Burlington is now hosting for it’s second year in a row. Please see the flyer and press release below, and be sure to register for the FREE event in advance by clicking on this link.
The event will be held on Friday, November 3rd from 3pm-6pm in the Creative Media Building at Champlain College (375 Maple Street).
MBK College and Career fair press release
Pathways to Career and College flyer
Here are a few October resources from our United Way/Working Bridges partner. You will find a info about “Wheels for Warmth” — a charity that lets you donate reusable tires to support heating assistance programs in VT. There is also info about a school lunch discount program to help lower income VT families.
October – CSD Resource of the Month
Wheels 4 Warmth Flyer 2017