Summer is here, and there are lots of happenings in the Burlington area

There’s soooo much going on in Burlington right now!

  • FREE Summer ELL classes in our local community are listed here by Julia from Vermont Adult Learning

Community ELL Classes Summer 2018


Sign-up your kid for free swim lessons at the Y

Camp Splash 2018

  • Be on the lookout and AVOID poison parsnip along VT roadways

Release_ Vermonters Cautioned to Look but Don’t Touch “Poison Parsnip”

  • Find-out how to fight sexual harassment in housing and become a PAID fair housing tester

DOJ Combat Sexual Harassment in housing

SHI – Blue Flyer – English and Spanish

Tester Training Burlington June 28

  • Contact a local resource coordinator to find-out more about summer meal planning and childcare for your kid

June 2018 UVM CS

  • Get your kid an updated passport on Saturday, June 30th in St. Albans

Local Media Note


April ROM, Bikeshare, and Citizenship Classes

New American Safety Festival poster

Spring is here.  Sort of — brrrrrr!  But at least you can tell it’s spring because everybody is itching to get outdoors!

Maybe you could go for a bikeride by signing-up for the new Greenride Bikeshare that has set up unmistakable, bright green bike racks on campus and around Burlington.  Or maybe you should first drop-in to the annual New American Safety Festival on Saturday, May 12th to get your kid a free bike helmet.  Or maybe you just want to sit back to enjoy a discounted performance at the Flynn Theater.

There’s lots of goings-on in Burlington this spring — even if warmth isn’t one of them!

April 2018 ROM UVM CS

Youth Job Fair Flyer 2018

Citizenship classes flyer

Bikeshare Flyer

PCAFlyer – April 2, 2018-pdf

Restoring Family Links Brochure Red Cross

Immigration & Housing Rights Info Sessions (and free dinner)

Join the BHS International Club & the BSD EL Department for a free dinner and Immigration Rights Information Session this upcoming Wednesday, March 28th at the Burlington High School Cafeteria from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Then come to the Family Room at the O.N.E. Community Center on Thursday, April 5th at 11:30am for a Housing Rights Information Session.

Lots of different interpreters will be at each event.  Check out the event flyers below for additional details.

Immigration Rights Information Session Flyer

Housing Discrimination Session Flyer

Kids bike giveaway, Mercy Winter/Summer events, & Working Bridges Resources of the Month


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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