We don’t go it alone. We work in coalitions, we organize outreach to communities, and we listen and learn from people who are concerned about the well-being of children.
Medicaid and Exchange Advisory Board: comprised of providers, consumers, and advocates, and advises the Agency of Human Services and related Legislative Committees on Vermont’s public health care programs.
Vermont Center for Afterschool Excellence: a public-private statewide partnership initiative dedicated to supporting and sustaining innovative learning opportunities that extend beyond the school day for all Vermont’s children and youth.
Vermont Child Poverty Council: Established by the Vermont legislature in 2007, the Vermont Child Poverty Council is charged with developing a ten-year plan to cut the number of children living in poverty by at least 50 percent.
Governor’s Council on Pathways from Poverty: The Council was formed to advise the Governor. Its responsibilities include, but are not limited to determining the nature and primary causes of poverty in Vermont; reviewing the extent to which public and primary agencies are addressing poverty in Vermont; and making recommendations on action that should be taken to respond to poverty in Vermont, including actions taken by: federal government, state government, local government, private non-profit agencies and programs, charities, and business and industry.
Vermont Pre-K – 16 Council: made up of educational, business, and legislative representatives, that will formulate a plan to ensure that our high school graduates are college- and career- ready and to raise the level of post-secondary education attainment for all Vermont citizens.
Vermont Early Childhood Alliance: a statewide early childhood coalition of individuals, organizations, businesses, and strategic partners working together on common policy priorities in the areas of health, safety, food, economic security, and early care and education, leading to positive outcomes for Vermont’s young children from birth to age eight. The Alliance shares information on early childhood issues, conducts advocacy trainings with stakeholders and creates opportunities for meaningful engagement with policymakers to advance Vermont towards a vision of thriving communities and economies.
New England Consortium (NEC): a six-state collaborative of child research and policy organizations, who have developed a common set of priorities to reduce child and family poverty in our individual states and region, and act as a catalyst for national change at this time of increasing poverty.
Vermont Oral Health Care for All Coalition: a statewide effort of organizations representing the diverse needs of citizens throughout the state, working to bring great access for affordable oral health care.
Vermont Paid Sick Days Coalition: a collection of businesses and organizations working to ensure that all working Vermonters are guaranteed paid sick days.
National and State Partners
KIDS COUNT/The Annie E. Casey Foundation: The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States.
Nellie Mae Education Foundation: New England’s largest public charity is dedicated solely to preparing all the region’s learners for success.
Public Assets Institute: An organization that supports democracy by helping Vermonters understand and keep informed about what their government is doing, especially how it is raising and spending money and using other public assets.
Winooski-Burlington High School Partnership for Change: Voices for Vermont’s Children is on the ground in Winooski and Burlington. Our local community organizers support parents as leaders in changing their high schools to better prepare all students for the future – jobs, college and life.