2023 Catherine McAuley Recipient: Scott Boardman
Mercy Connections proudly announces Scott Boardman is this year’s recipient of its Catherine McAuley Award. The award will be presented at the nonprofit’s annual Power of Connection event Tuesday, May 2, at Hula (and broadcast live via Zoom).
Start Up: Cohort graduates
The December graduates presented business plans with new visions for local food and beverage services, wellness practitioners, landscape designers, retail, and more. Mercy Connections is now accepting applications for the upcoming class: January 25-May 11, 2023.
Mercy Marketplace returns
Shop online or in person this year. Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list and support local artisans, too. All proceeds directly support participants in the Mercy Marketplace vendor-training class.
Mercy Marketplace at ONE Market
The makers of Mercy Marketplace, a program designed to help participants sell their wares, took part in the World Market as part of the Old North End (ONE) RAMBLE Festival on July 30th, 2022. They sold books, cards, original artwork, pottery, homemade food, and more.
Mercy Connections’ Founders, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont, Honored at Annual Event
At the organization’s annual celebration on June 7th, the Sisters of Mercy were honored for their service to Vermont, including teaching and administering in schools and parishes across the state, serving on boards and in leadership positions for state agencies and non-profit service organizations, and for the founding of Mercy Connections.
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 students to in-person study.
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.
Mercy Connections is overhauling its website & updating other marketing materials. We need high quality images to illustrate our work within our website, social media campaigns, and print collateral.
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.
Mercy Marketplace nurtures self-development through entrepreneurship
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.