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Mercy Connections’ Founders, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont, Honored at Annual Event

In spring of 2000, when it was announced Trinity College in Burlington would close its doors for good, several the Vermont Sisters of Mercy gathered together to discuss the fate of some its vital programs. Losing the Women’s Small Business Program was a particular concern. A committee to investigate options was formed, and Sister Lindora…

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Photos from “Power of Connection”

Below are some photos from our annual event, at the beautiful Hula event space on Lakeside Avenue in Burlington, taken by a Women’s Small Business Program graduate, photographer Barbee Hauzinger. Mercy Connections staff, Board members, donors, and sponsors gathered together on June 7th, 2022 to celebrate the amazing contributions to our community by the Vermont…

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Pens & Pages – back in person!

Our Pens & Pages Class has returned in person! The class itself has been offered and up and running on Zoom for the past two years. We first transitioned to online in March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic shutdown. Now, as we more fully reopen as an organization, we welcome back our…

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Mercy Connections Honors the Legacy of Sister Janice Ryan

Sister Janice Ryan, a leader for education equity in Vermont, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the age of 86. “She was a beautiful force for good and a social justice icon in Vermont,” said Mercy Connections’ Executive Director, Lisa Falcone. With other Vermont Sisters of Mercy, Sister Janice, a former President…

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Photographer needed!

Request for Proposals: Photographic Images for Mercy Connections DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION Mercy Connections, located in Burlington, VT, was founded in 2001, upon the closure of Trinity College. The organization’s mission is to empower people to make significant life changes through education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and community. Mercy Connections is a robust, highly-regarded social justice and learning…

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Online classes help build sense of purpose and connection  

Studies have shown that feelings of isolation and loneliness have increased over the last two years, as a result of the ongoing COVID pandemic.  To help mitigate the negative effects of these feelings, experts recommend finding new ways to connect. An article written by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit academic medical center, outlines several strategies for…

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Mercy Marketplace nurtures self-development through entrepreneurship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2021 Contact: Kim Mercer, kmercer@mercyconnections.org, (802) 274-3043 Mercy Marketplace, a Pop-up Website Featuring Local Artisans, Opens Monday, November 22nd Burlington, VT— Mercy Connections’ Mercy Marketplace is an annual pop-up arts and crafts fair, which will be accessible through an online store at www.mercymarketplace.shop from Monday, November 22nd until December 12th.…

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Seeking mentors – training begins 9/15

Mentoring program provides a successful path for women to rebuild their lives Women in Vermont who wish to make a lasting impact in the lives of other women are invited to become a mentor in the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program, a restorative reentry project at Mercy Connections. Along with the Department of Corrections and other…

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ONE World Market

Last Saturday, Mercy Connections supported 11 Mercy Marketplace makers at the ONE World Market as part of the Old North End RAMBLE Festival. They sold books, cards, original artwork, pottery, and more. One participant said of the experience, “I could not have done this without you (Mercy Connections). You make a big difference to our…

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Mercy Connections’ Annual Event 2021

The Power of Connection: Stories of Strength & Resilience  Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 • 11:00am – 12:00pm  Honoring Leslie McCrorey Wells, Catherine McAuley Award recipient Watch the recording on Facebook We couldn’t go another year without showcasing the stories Mercy Connections is known for sharing at our Annual May Luncheon. This first-time ever virtual event is in place…

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