Power of Connection: Stories of Strength & Resilience

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Power of Connection: Stories of Strength & Resilience

We are so grateful to all who joined and made the “Power of Connection” event so impactful!


We are so grateful to all who joined and made the “Power of Connection” event so impactful! Watch the full recording of the June 22nd program here. Below are excerpts from some of the amazing speakers.

Marie

Marie

Owner, Green Vision Cleansing LLC & 2019 Graduate of Mercy Connections’ The Women’s Small Business Program

“My business is growing. Mercy Connections has played a significant role in my business journey in Vermont. One of the things that I needed most was connections. I didn’t know anybody. I was just coming straight from Senegal. To enter into a system, you need an access point. And Mercy Connections was that access to the system of Vermont, and the Burlington community.”

Tricia

Tricia

Former Mentee, Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program

“I know if I was struggling with anything, I could call my mentor and she would do anything she could to help me through it. Now I am living my dream life, something that I never really thought was in the cards for me. I have been clean and sober for a little over four years. I am also working with Mercy Connections to become a mentor myself. I cannot wait to start helping others like they have helped me.”

Linda

Linda

Graduate, Mercy Connections U.S. Citizenship Preparation Program

“Tomorrow I will be taking my citizenship test. I have waited a long time for this. I am so thankful that I have gotten to this point with the help of Mercy Connections. Without them, I don’t think I would have gotten this far. I am positive that I will be proud to call myself an American citizen soon.”

Thank you to our generous sponsors!



More News & Events

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.

Photographer needed!

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.