Mamie Voight, interim president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy and managing director at the Postsecondary Value Commission, shares how to make postsecondary education in Vermont more equitable. From the Vermont Community Foundation's Insight Hub's "Lessons from the Crisis" webinar on June 23, 2021.
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Carolyn Weir, executive director of The J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, shares key reflections from the organization's 2020 grantmaking, including collaboration with the Vermont Community Foundation.
In these 3 clips (2-3 minutes each), hear Jean Hamilton on the powerful impact of aligning economic development and poverty relief initiatives; Holly Morehouse on why summer 2021 is a critical time to step up to support Vermont's youth; and Ted Brady highlight how philanthropy helps to direct public funds.
Vice President for Grants and Community Investments Sarah Waring describes how the American Rescue Plan will advance the Community Foundation's COVID-19 recovery initiatives and impact philanthropy broadly in Vermont.
"With each of these initiatives, the issues underlying them are systemic and they pre-date the pandemic. We're asking the question, 'What's the role for philanthropy and for a community foundation in addressing them across Vermont communities with an eye on the long-term?' We believe that doing so is fundamental to the long term resilience of Vermont communities as we come out of this pandemic and face the years ahead."
Vermont has long recognized that demographic and economic trends make workforce development a key challenge—and the Community Foundation has long recognized that making the education and training pathways to good jobs more accessible, more visible, and more affordable is a key strategy for closing Vermont’s opportunity gap. It’s easy to draw the line between investing in career training and helping to close opportunity gaps in Vermont. It’s not as easy to figure out how to thoughtfully fund this issue in ways that lead to equitable and impactful outcomes.