Established in 2015, the Central Vermont Refugee Action Network, Inc. (CVRAN) is a Board-governed, registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Montpelier and dedicated to making our communities welcoming safe places for New Vermonters from countries around the world to visit, work, and live in.

Some of these New Vermonters are refugees who were in refugee camps for many years, and suffered from persecution, violence, instability, deprivation, and homelessness before being allowed to enter the United States. Others are asylum seekers who are unable to return to their home countries for the same reasons but fled as individuals or families and are in the process of applying to the federal government for asylum. And still others are migrant farm workers who have left their permanent homes to work on dairy farms, usually for years at a time.

March Arts Marathon!

Open for writers, artists, and their sponsors to register starting in early January.

We are looking for writers and artists at every level -- brand-new, long established or anything in between -- who, with their supporters, will raise money for the Asylum Seekers Assistance Network (ASAN), a project of CVRAN.

Writers and artists who wish to develop a daily creative practice will commit to working daily on the artistic project of their choice: it could be poems, essays, stories, multi-genre pieces, sketches, paintings, photographs or multi-media pieces. It could be working on a quilt square or knitting project. Sponsors will commit to supporting the artists in their daily practice and will receive their work every day. All money raised will go to legal bonds, living expenses, and legal fees to get asylum seekers out of ICE detention and resettled in Central Vermont as they await their court hearings.

Click Here to View a List of our Participants Click Here for Instructions and to Register as a Participant

A BIG thank you to our underwriters who have made March Arts Marathon possible:

Arne and Deborah Abramowitz
Sam and Michele Clark
Darryl Bloom