Article at the Montpelier Bridge on the March Arts Marathon

February 24, 2023 0 Comments

The Montpelier Bridge has an article on the March Arts Marathon.

Letter from the President: A Glimpse Into CVRAN

February 1, 2023 0 Comments

January/February 2023 Dear CVRAN Community, Were you at the Montpelier Senior Center two weeks ago? The room was buzzing with energy. Seventy-two people were there to hear more about CVRAN. Volunteers told stories about driving chattering toddlers to preschool, teaching women who have never had the chance to go to school, hosting a guest in …

Letter from the President: Reflecting on 2022

December 18, 2022 0 Comments

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Reflecting on 2022 December 16, 2022 DEAR CVRAN COMMUNITY, During these cold wintry afternoons, in the early dark, the year 2022 is drawing to a close. It feels time to pull up a cup of tea and ponder where CVRAN is as an organization and where we are in our work. …

CVRAN: Getting Involved

November 30, 2022 0 Comments

The Montpelier Senior Activity Center and the Central Vermont Refugee Action Network are holding a joint event, CVRAN: Getting Involved, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 5 to 6:30 pm in the activity room at the Senior Center. CVRAN provides housing, financial, medical, legal, and educational support, as well as friendship, to asylum seekers and refugees living …

Ugandan Asylum Seeker’s Deportation Delayed

November 16, 2022 0 Comments

The VTDigger recently reported on Steven Tendo, a Ugandan asylum seeker who was facing possible deportation. Now there is good news – he has been given permission to stay in the U.S. for another year and can continue to try to find a way to stay in the U.S. permanently.

Letter from the CVRAN President: Tiny Footholds in the Walls

October 31, 2022 0 Comments

Dear CVRAN Community, It was so good to see you a good portion of you this last week, seated – in person! – in a large circle at Christ Church. Twenty-eight of us were there to hear about innovative ideas for fundraising, for welcoming immigrants, and about some needs. We heard from our pro bono …

Mexican Consulate Visit to Middlebury

October 20, 2022 0 Comments

The Addison County Farmworkers’ Coalition has organized a visit by the Mexican Consulate to Middlebury, VT. It will be on October 29th, at Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court, Middlebury, VT 05753. Call 1(424)309-0009 to schedule an appointment, or go to

A Creative Fundraiser for CVRAN: Recognize Hubbard Tower?

October 17, 2022 0 Comments

Like happens to many of us, Matthew Yezuita had an idea in his head that wouldn’t go away. Unlike many, he took the time to make the idea a reality. After designing this poster he decided that since the tower featured in the design was a local landmark he would use the work to contribute …

Chef Ghazi Wins the Taste of Montpelier Food Festival

October 17, 2022 0 Comments

Our own Chef Ghazi shared the top prize at the Taste of Montpelier Food Festival. His catering company, Ghazi’s Goodies, had a booth at the festival where he and his partner Sarah Lipton served deserts to a long line of customers. The booth was decorated with the Tunisian flag and Ghazi wore traditional dress. CVRAN …

Letter from the CVRAN President: Sugar in Milk: Afghan Refugees

September 29, 2022 0 Comments

Sugar in Milk: Afghan Refugees September 30, 2022 Dear Central Vermonters, Do you remember 13 months ago when we were all watching the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on the nightly news, and the devastating take-over by the Taliban? We ended our days with horrific scenes from the airport in Kabul, desperate faces, and the sounds …