Each month Lisa Jensen, a resource coordinator with the United Way of Chittenden County’s Working Bridges program puts together a list of useful resources for all of us here at CCV. This month she has some end of summer tips and back to school resources!
Summer Is Not Over Yet!
- FREE park and museum passes at your local library.
- Use your EBT card at a farmers market and get up to $10 per market day FREE. www.vermontfoodhelp.com
Back to School
- New Provision brings universal school meals to some Vermont schools — This fall, at least twenty-one schools around Vermont will be providing their combined 5,300 students universal school meals using the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The schools, in Albany, Barre, Barton, Brownington, Burlington, Irasburg, Orleans, Rutland, and Winooski, are the first in Vermont to take advantage of CEP—a new provision USDA is making available to eligible schools in all fifty states for the first time this school year. CEP allows schools with high numbers of low-income students to serve breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge, and eliminates school meal applications.
- Internet Service for $9.95 per month — check out www.internetessentials.com or www.vermontfamilynetwork.org
- Stern Center — The non-profit Stern Center for Language and Learning is helps children and adults identify their learning strengths and find solutions to challenges that allow everyone to learn. The Stern Center is able to offer limited scholarship support for the evaluation and instruction services for both children and adults. www.sterncenter.org