Just Food Hub In the News

July 16, 2024 0 Comments

Sue and John Morris of the Just Food Hub were featured in the Times Argus recently. You may have met Sue or John at a CVRAN meeting, where they often have a table of Equal Exchange products for sale. Read the great Times Argus article here. Equal Exchange specializes in fair trade products and the …

One Of A Kind Vermont Symposium Held In June

July 11, 2024 0 Comments

On June 14, several CVRAN members attended a symposium at the Vermont Law and Graduate School in South Royalton focused on asylum seeker resettlement and assistance. Organized by the Vermont Asylum Support Network (VASN), the Vermont Asylum Assistance Project (VAAP), and the Vermont Law and Graduate School (VLGS), this first-of-its-kind event in Vermont drew in …

A Successful 2024 Mexican Mobile Consulate!

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July 9, 2024 0 Comments

Thanks to the CVRAN volunteers, Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier, and the other community participants, for making another successful visit from the Mexican Consulate possible last month. Many Mexican farm workers in Vermont are often unable to make the trip to Boston for consular services. So, the Consulate goes mobile, and arrives with their computers …

One Step Closer To Education For All

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July 2, 2024 0 Comments

  Can you imagine living in Vermont for years, but not being able to get a loan or scholarship to go to UVM or one of the state colleges? Can you feel the frustration of Governor Scott because there aren’t enough workers in Vermont and not enough people coming out of local colleges or training …

Volunteer Spotlight – May 2024 (Updated)

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May 28, 2024 0 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight on: Wendy Dale Town: Montpelier When did you start volunteering with CVRAN? I’ve been involved with CVRAN since its beginnings about 9 years ago. The volunteer opportunities have changed a lot since that time. What is the most recent volunteer role you have filled? In December of 2021, I was asked to be a …

“I Have Roots Here Now. I am A Vermonter.”

May 13, 2024 0 Comments

In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, CVRAN helped a Tunisian asylum seeker get out of New York City and move to Vermont. That individual has become a dear friend to CVRAN members and many others, even joining the Board this April. But Ghazi’s really big milestone and celebration came earlier this year, when he …

Meet CVRAN’s Co-Coordinator of Direct Services

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My name is AnnaRose Jenisch, and I moved to Montpelier in 2013 where I have worked to support and advocate for people with disabilities at The New School of Montpelier, Vermont Center for Independent Living, and as a Shared Living Provider with Upper Valley Services. For the past two and a half years I have …

New Housing For An Afghan Family In Montpelier.

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May 3, 2024 0 Comments

CVRAN has been actively working to find affordable housing for new refugees and asylum seekers in the Central Vermont area. Renovations on a local home finished recently and CVRAN celebrated with Downstreet at an open house last week. Thank you to all the donors, volunteers, and board members who worked to hard to make this …

Just Food Hub Is One of Equal Exchange’s Top Customers!

April 24, 2024 0 Comments

If you have come to a CVRAN meeting, you’re familiar with the Just Food Hub. For quite some time now, Sue and John Morris have set up a table of ethically sourced food products at most meetings, making these Equal Exchange items easy for CVRAN members to pick up. When you buy from the Just …

Volunteer Asylum Attorney Receives Prestigious Vermont Bar Association Service Award

April 11, 2024 0 Comments

CVRAN’s amazing pro bono lawyer Seth Lipschutz was recognized by the Vermont Bar Association for his many hours of work helping asylum seekers and refugees navigate the legal process. Read all about it in this joint press release from the Vermont Asylum Assistance Program and CVRAN! On April 5th, the Central Vermont Refugee Action Network (CVRAN) …