Got questions about your legal rights? The Vermont Commission on Women's handbook, The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont might provide answers. Chapters include: Adoption, Guardianship and Emancipated Minors; Consumer Protection and Fair Credit; Domestic Relations; Education; Employment Rights; Housing and Property Rights; Immigration; Insurance; Name Changes; Public Accommodations; Public Assistance and Government Benefits; Reproductive Rights; Violence Against Women and Children; and Wills, Probate Court, and Advanced Directives.

Please see the Early Care and Education section in this directory for programs and resources for younger children.

Contact Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) for our list of Scholarships/Grants/Loans for Women

The Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity produces this helpful guide: "What Should Happen When Your Child Reports Harassment"


Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-1030

The Vermont Agency of Education is a statewide resource regarding all aspects of education including home schooling, safe schools, special education, English as a second language and many other important education-related topics.

Laws and Regulations
Vermont Agency of Education's webpage featuring updated state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to education in Vermont schools.

Data and Reports
Vermont Agency of Education's webpage featuring statistics and reports

Model Policies
Vermont Agency of Education's webpage featuring model policies, including unlawful harassment


Vermont Adult Basic Education Learning Centers

The following four programs provide special services for families and youth. They offer different programs, including GED preparation and testing, career and personal development counseling, free and confidential help in areas such as reading, writing, math, computer skills, and English as a second language, as well as programs through Vermont corrections facilities. Adult diploma programs allow adults to receive a diploma from the high school they attended.

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.
Central office:
46 Washington Street, Suite 100
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-4588

The Central Vermont Adult Basic Education program serves Lamoille, Orange, and Washington County adults who wish to increase basic educational skills including literacy, and comprehension, working towards the goal of high school equivalency completion.

Northeast Kingdom Adult Basic Education, Inc.
55 Seymour Lane, Suite 11
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6532

Serves Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties.

The Tutorial Center, Inc.
Bennington Office:
208 Pleasant Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-0111
Serves Bennington County.

Manchester Office:
PO Box 1434
3511 Richville Road
Manchester Center, VT 05255
(802) 362-0222


Vermont Adult Learning, Inc.
60 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 244-0634
Serves Addison, Chittenden, Franklin-Grand Isle, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor Counties.


Single Parents’ Program at Champlain College
P. O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402-0670
(802) 860-2700 / 800-359-0728
Assists low-income, single parents to attend and complete degree work at Champlain College. Program includes support service, child care, financial assistance, and academic support.


The Lund Family Center
94 W. Canal Street, Suite 3
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 864-7467 / 800-639-1741
800-253-0191 (TDD/TTY)

Offers childcare programs, playgroups, preschool and after-school programs, and assistance for young mothers completing an education or pursuing employment.


The Snelling Center for Government
White Cap Business Park
426 Industrial Avenue
Williston, Vermont

The mission of the Snelling center is to foster responsible and ethical civic leadership, encourage public service by private citizens, and promote informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont. They fulfill this mission by: offering premier leadership development programs; engaging the public in issues of strategic importance to Vermont; consult on projects to make government and government programs more effective.


YWCA Vermont
76 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 862-7520

YWCA Vermont is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We do this by engaging women and girls in leadership experiences and advocating for racial and economic justice. Primary programs include YWCA Camp Hochelaga, the Girls' Leadership Initiative, and the YWCA THRIVE Award.


The Governor's Institutes of Vermont

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont are accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont high school teenagers. There are Governor’s Institutes focused on Arts, Engineering, Information Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Mathematics, Asian Cultures, and Current Issues and Youth Activism. 


Vermont Works for Women
32 Malletts Bay Ave.
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655-8900 / 800-639-1472

Through an array of innovative training and education programs, Vermont Works for Women assists women and girls in thinking about their lives in the broadest terms and helps them develop skills and capacities that are critical to long-term economic independence.

Vermont Works for Women's mission is four-fold
- To move women into employment success
- To provide access to non-traditional careers
- To invest in girls, the next generation of women
- To advocate for large-scale culture change for women & girls

Programs for women include:

Step Ups - These programs introduce women to jobs and careers they may not have considered before – typically male-dominated fields – that pay a higher wage and have fewer female professionals and role models to look to. They range from one-day orientations to nine-week training programs and are developed in collaboration with local employer partners. Past Step Ups have included construction, manufacturing, commercial truck driving, information technology, and law enforcement.

Transitional Jobs - A six-week program teaching the soft-skills of work, including time management, communication and negotiation. “TJ” programs also provide on-the-job learning for women who have little-to-no work history, have struggled with long-term unemployment, are underemployed, or formerly incarcerated. VWW provides post-program support, including job coaching, networking, and help with job placement.

Mentoring – Mercy Connections, Vermont Works for Women, and the Dept. of Corrections have partnered to create the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program to support women making the transition from Vermont’s correctional facilities to Chittenden County. These women face significant barriers in finding appropriate and affordable housing and employment, overcoming substance abuse and establishing healthy relationships – all key elements of successful reintegration. Mentors can have a profound influence on supporting individual women as they work to rebuild their lives.

FRESH Food – A culinary training program that prepares underemployed women to work in commercial kitchens and restaurants. Over 13 weeks, trainees assist professional chefs in preparing 6,000 healthy, nutritious meals per month for local childcare centers throughout Chittenden County. As a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, FRESH Food collaborates with 25 Vermont farmers and vendors, locally sourcing about 30 percent of its food.

WORKSHOP: Strategies to Transform Peer Aggression Among Girls – An interactive, half-day workshop (held in locations throughout the state) that teaches educators, administrators, youth service providers, coaches, parents – all adults – how to identify, address, and prevent peer aggression among girls.

Programs for girls include:

Rosie’s Girls – A three-week summer day camp that helps build strong, confident girls through exploration of the skilled trades. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades get hands-on instruction in STEM-related activities, carpentry, welding and auto repair, and participate in art, games, swimming and self-defense. It’s a safe, supportive, girl-centered environment and emphasizes leadership, teamwork and healthy body image – with tons of fun woven in. A place where girls can get their hands dirty, take positive risks and try something new.

Dirt Divas – A one-week summer day camp that helps girls cultivate confidence, courage and leadership through outdoor adventure. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice mountain bike skills and bicycle mechanics, as well as art, games, swimming and self-defense. It’s a safe, supportive, girl-centered atmosphere that emphasizes leadership, team-building and healthy body image – with lots of fun woven in. A place where girls are encouraged to build strong bodies and minds in the beautiful Vermont outdoors.

Women Can Do – A “roll up your sleeves” full-day career immersion conference about the skilled trades and STEM fields (science, engineering, technology and math) for high school girls across Vermont.

LEAD IN – A leadership development and career exploration program in Vermont that helps young women, ages 16-20, develop and strengthen their capacities and confidence, while exposing them to a range of career options they may never have considered. LEAD IN is designed and coordinated by Navicate and Vermont Works for Women.


Technology for Tomorrow
Williston, Vermont
(802) 448-0595

Technology for Tomorrow is a nonprofit out of Williston that connects high schoolers with communities across Vermont to provide free technology workshops.  Their goal is to bring communities together through technology  by teaching individuals how to engage and participate more effectively with the community around them with the use of technology.  These workshops rely on small group learning and one-on-one teaching lead by high school students.   They host workshops on topics ranging from internet safety and smartphones, to word processing and email.  If you are interested in attending a workshop please visit  Technology for Tomorrow’s  calendar of events at They rely on high school student volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring at workshops. They work with young women who are passionate about making an impact in someone’s life through education and technology training.  If you are a student interested in starting a chapter at a high school please link to the site, and contact the Program Manager.


U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind Act


National PTA

Tips and articles on topics related to parenting and school-home collaboration


Responsive Classroom

Offers information including child development pamphlets for grades K – 8.


Mercy Connections, Inc.
255 South Champlain Street, Suite 8
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Mercy Connections is an educational values-driven non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes. Offering everything from GED tutoring to book and reading clubs, life skill classes, and computer workshops, our Education and Transition programs help individuals from all backgrounds and income levels. Mercy Connections is also home to the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program which matches women re-entering the community after incarceration with volunteers and the Women’s Small Business Program, which helps women in all stages of business start-up to be successful.


Kidpower Vermont
P.O. Box 94
North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473
(802) 425-KIDS

Kidpower is an innovative and effective nonprofit program that teaches children, teens, and adults of all ages and abilities how to detect and deter potential violence, bullying and abuse. Skills are taught in a safe, supportive environment to increase self-esteem and confidence in a way that is positive and enjoyable, not scary. Kidpower is endorsed by mental health professionals, law-enforcement officials, educators and parents.


Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)
P.O. Box 2000
10 East Allen Street
Winooski, VT 05404

A non-profit agency designed to help Vermonters who wish to continue their educations after high school. VSAC offers grants, loans, scholarships, and career and education planning services. The VSAC website also includes an extensive listing of library resources on a variety of topics.


52 Institute Rd.
Burlington, VT 05408
(802) 951-8845

Navicate connects students and schools to businesses to create real world learning opportunities. Every year thousands of students get internships, job experience, and college and career preparation via one of our programs, taking place in high schools all across Vermont. LEAD IN is an exciting leadership development and career exploration program in Vermont that helps young women ages 16-20 develop and strengthen their capacities and confidence while exposing them to a range of career options they may never have considered.


Women in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Society for Women Engineers at UVM
311 Dudley H. Davis Center
590 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-1924

Student branch at the University of Vermont helps to maintain a supportive atmosphere for women engineering students. The students in the UVM chapter participate in national and regional conferences and workshops, attend local senior SWE meetings and events, sponsor and organize events on campus such as the Sexual Harassment Seminar for Engineer’s Week, and attend regular meetings.

Cyberskills Vermont
ONE Community/Technology Center
294 North Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-3966

The mission of CyberSkills Vermont is to ensure that every citizen is equipped with the essential values, skills, and opportunities to fully participate in creating the Information Society. In pursuit of this goal, CyberSkills Vermont provides training, computer access, technical support and many other services to the community.

Association for Women in Science
Local Chapter: MASS AWIS
(Association for Women In Science, Massachusetts Chapter)

National Contact:
1200 New York Avenue, Northwest, Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20005

The Association for Women in Science promotes the goals and careers of women in science. AWIS is open to all who support women in science.

Bullying and Harassment

Vermont Agency of Education
Link to resources for Vermont Agency of Education trainings and information about bullying and harassment.


Vermont Human Rights Commission
14-16 Baldwin Street
Montpelier, VT 05633
(802) 828-2480 / 800-416-2010 (Voice/TTY)

The Vermont Human Rights Commission enforces civil rights laws that protect people from discrimination in housing, state government employment, and in places of public accommodation such as restaurants, stores, and schools. The Commission investigates discrimination claims, helps parties resolve disputes, and takes legal action in the courts when necessary. In addition, the Commission conducts workshops on civil rights issues and provides information and referral services. Finally, the Commission furnishes research and testimony about the potential impact of civil rights bills under consideration by the state Legislature.

Check out HRC's School Bullying and Harassment Info Page:



Harassment, Hazing and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council

The Vermont Secretary of Education established this advisory council in 2012 to provide advice and recommendations on harassment, hazing, and bullying prevention strategies and resources, and to coordinate statewide activities related to the prevention of and response to harassment, hazing, and bullying.


Civil Rights Division of the Vermont Attorney General's Office
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
(802) 828-3657 / 888745-9195
(802) 828-3665 (TTY)

Civil Rights Unit is responsible for enforcing state laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. These include laws which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, place of birth, age, handicap, HIV status, or for asserting a claim to worker's compensation, and laws which prohibit retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination. The Civil Rights Unit also enforces the laws related to employment-related drug testing, and polygraph (lie detector) testing, and the state laws which relate to parental and family leave. This office does not have jurisdiction over claims of discrimination in public accommodations (for example, denial of access to or discrimination by businesses, public groups and meetings, and the like) and housing. Do not accept claims of employment discrimination against the State of Vermont. These matters are handled by the Vermont Human Rights Commission.


Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
18 Town Crier Drive
Brattleboro VT 05301
Phone:(802) 254-2972

Website features school-based discrimination & harassment information, including: "What Should Happen When Your Child Reports Harassment" brochure for download.

A division of ALANA Community Organization. The Partnership works to strengthen fairness and diversity in communities by eliminating prejudice and discrimination of all kinds. They help community members understand and advocate for their rights; educate communities on the realities and challenges of living in a world of differences; and teach skills people need in order to thrive. They provide information and recommendations to policy makers on issues that impact the quality of life for those who are most disenfranchised. Programs and services include:
* Harassment And Discrimination Complainant Services: assisting victims filing complaints in the areas of education, employment, housing, law enforcement, or public accommodations.
* Parent Advocate Program: provides information on state law, school policies/procedures and individualized support to parents/guardians on school-related issues.
* Strategies to Thrive!: Nurtures minority youth leadership development and post-secondary school scholarship aid research
* Multicultural Education Programs And Residencies: weave global studies through existing standards-based curriculum
* Coaching And Facilitation Services: sharpen institutional awareness, skills, policies, resources, images, etc. to better serve Vermont’s diverse population
* Diversity/Cultural Competency/Bias Reduction Training: enhances communication and workplace interaction
* Candidate Search Assistance: focuses on the recruitment of board members, volunteers and staff from Vermont’s various ethnic and cultural communities as well as how to retain these valuable human resources
* Policy Advocacy conducts research and briefings on issues of communityconcern (such as racial profiling, school-based harassment, elimination of minority health disparities, immigrant rights)
* Resolve To Get Involved disseminates information on voter rights (convicted felons in Vermont can vote), how to contact elected officials, registers new voters.


ALANA Student Center
Blundell House, Redstone Campus, UVM
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-3819

The ALANA Student Center (ASC) fully supports the holistic development of ALANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American) and Bi/Multiracial students so that as confident students of color they attain their goals for academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development.


Stop Bullying Now Campaign from Health Resources and Services Administration

Vermont Regional Technical Centers

Recruit women and provide career awareness and training in pre-technical and automotive studies. Centers offer day and evening programming for adult learners.

Barre Regional Vocational-Technical Center
155 Ayers Street
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-6237

Burlington Technical Center
52 Institute Road
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-8426
Center for Technology, Essex
3 Educational Drive, Suite 200
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 879-4832
Cold Hollow Career Center
184 Missisqoui Street
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
(802) 933-4003
Green Mountain Technology and Career Center
738 VT Route 15 W
Hyde Park, VT 05655-0600
(802) 888-4447
Hartford Area Career & Technology Center
1 Gifford Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8630
North Country Career Center
209 Veterans Avenue
Newport, VT 05855-0725
(802) 334-5469
Northwest Technical Center
28 Catherine Street
St. Albans, VT 05478-2297
(802) 527-0614
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center
51 Charles Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 382-1012
Randolph Area Vocational Center
17 Forest Street
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-9595
River Bend Career & Technical Center
36 Oxbow Drive
Bradford, VT 05033-0618
(802) 222-5212
River Valley Technical Center
307 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-8300
Southeastern Vermont Career Education Center
45 Career Circle
50 Fairground Road
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-7335
Southwest Vermont Career Development Center
45 Career Circle Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-0220
Stafford Technical Center
8 Statton Road
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 770-1033

High School Vocational Programs

Applied Technology Center (at St. Johnsbury Academy)
1000 Main Street
P.O. Box 906
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-0906
(802) 751-2130

Canaan Memorial High School
99 School Street
Canaan, VT 05903
(802) 266-8910

Lake Region Union High School
317 Lake Region Road
Orleans, VT 05860
(802) 754-6521

Lyndon Institute Technical Center
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT 05850
(802) 626-1109

Missisquoi Valley Union
100 Thunderbird Drive
Swanton, VT 05488-9705
(802) 868-7311

Vergennes Union High School
50 Monkton Road
Vergennes, VT 05491
(802) 877-2858


Vermont Colleges/Universities

Consortium of Vermont Colleges
c/o Vermont Higher Education Council
P.O. Box 622
Proctor, VT 05765
(802) 459-2758
The Consortium of Vermont Colleges promotes Vermont as an excellent place for a quality education. The website offers extensive information on all of the colleges in the Consortium.

Bennington College
1 College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-5401

Burlington College
351 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-9616

Castleton State College
62 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT 05735
(802) 468-5611 / 800-639-8521

Center for Cartoon Studies
P.O. Box 125
94 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-3319

Champlain College
251 South Willard Street
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 860-2700 / 800-570-5858

College of St. Joseph
71 Clement Road
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 773-5900 ext. 205

Community College of Vermont
Main Office: P.O. Box 489
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 228-6686 / (800)-228-6686

The Community College of Vermont is one of five Vermont State Colleges and has been accredited since 1975 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. CCV does not have a central campus with housing facilities. Instead they serve students where they live and work, at the following learning centers

Bennington Campus:
324 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201-2107
(802) 447-2361

Brattleboro Campus:
70 Landmark Hill #101
Brattleboro, VT 05301-9168
(802) 254-6370

Burlington Campus:
119 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 865-4422

Middlebury Campus:
10 Merchants Row
Suite 223 Battell Block
Middlebury, VT 05753-1477
(802) 388-3032

Montpelier Campus:
660 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 828-4060

Morrisville Campus:
197 Harrell Street, Suite 2
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-4258

Newport Campus:
100 Main Street, Suite 150
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-3387

Rutland Campus:
60 West Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Springfield Campus:
307 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-8360

St. Albans Campus:
142 South Main Street
Warner Hall
St. Albans, VT 05478-1850
(802) 524-6541

St. Johnsbury Campus:
1197 Main Street, Suite 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-2240
(802) 748-5014

Upper Valley Campus:
145 Billings Farm Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8822

Winooski Campus:
1 Abenaki Way
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 654-0505


Goddard College
123 Pitkin Rd
Plainfield, VT 05667
(802) 454-8311 / 800-468-4888

Green Mountain College
1 Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
(802) 287-8000 / 800-776-6675

Johnson State College
337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656
(802) 635-1219 / 800-635-2356

Landmark College
1 River Road South
P.O. Box 820
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 287-6718

Lyndon State College
PO Box 919
Lyndonville, VT 05851
(802) 626-6200 / 800-225-1998

Marlboro College
2582 South Road
P.O. Box A
Marlboro, VT 05345
(802) 257-4333 / 800-343-0049

Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753-6002
(802) 443-3000

New England Culinary Institute
56 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602-9720
(802) 223-6324

Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
(802) 485-2001 / 800-468-6679

Saint Michaels College
1 Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
(802) 654-2000 / 800-762-8000

School for International Training
1 Kipling Road
PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676
(802) 257-7751

Springfield College, School of Human Services
347 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-5402

Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-4000

Sterling College
PO Box 72
Craftsbury, VT 05827
(802) 586-7711 / 800-648-3591

Union Institute and University

Montpelier Academic Center
62 Ridge Street, Suite 2
Montpelier, VT 05602
800-336-6794 / (802) 828-8500

Brattleboro Academic Center
3 University Way Suite 3
Brattleboro, VT 05301-3669
(802) 871-8165 / (802) 257-9411

University of Vermont
Office of Admissions
194 South. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401-3596
(802) 656-3370

Vermont College of the Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
866-934-8232 / (802) 828-8600

Vermont Law School
164 Chelsea Street
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068-0096
(802) 831-1000

Vermont Technical College
P.O. Box 500
Randolph Center, VT 05061-0500

Educational Alternatives and Opportunities


Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
1949 East Main Street
Richmond, VT 05477
(802) 434-3969, extn. 200

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a non-profit youth, leadership, service, conservation, and education organization that instills in individuals the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment. This is accomplished by using conservation projects as the vehicle for learning in an intense environment. Each year, the VYCC hires young people ages 16-24 who work and study together under adult leadership to complete high-priority conservation projects such as state park management, trail maintenance, and backcountry construction. Through the performance of this important work, young people expand their job and leadership skills and develop personal values, ethics, and an awareness of social, political, and environmental issues. All VYCC jobs are characterized by comprehensive and intensive training, close supervision, and extensive opportunities for individual learning and personal growth. The VYCC mission is to teach individuals to take personal responsibility for all their actions.


Vermont Chapter:
133 State Street, Room 405
Montpelier, VT 05633-4801
(802) 828-4982 / 800-639-9121
(802) 828-3345 (TDD)

National Contact:
(802) 942-2677
(800)-9420-2677 / (800)-833-3722 (TDD)

AmeriCorps members train volunteers, tutor and mentor at-risk youth, build houses, clean up rivers and streams, help seniors live independently, provide emergency and long-term assistance to victims of natural disasters, and meet other community needs.


City Year
City Year Boston

285 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-2500

City Year New Hampshire
848 Elm Street
Suite 201
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 218-5100

City Year unites young people ages 17 to 24 from diverse economic, racial, and geographical backgrounds for a year of full-time service in one of 16 U.S. cities or Johannesburg, South Africa. The City Year corps embodies the ideals of City Year and its belief in the power of young people to effect positive, lasting social change. Every day, corps members work with the spirit of idealism, the discipline of hard work, the purpose of shared goals and the pride of representing their generation.


Peace Corps
1111 20th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20526

Since 1961, more than 163,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps, serving in 135 nations. Volunteers receive intensive language and cross-cultural training in order to become part of the communities where they live. Peace Corp members commit to an extended period of service, usually 2 to four years, bringing clean water to communities, teaching children, starting small businesses, and stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.


National Resources

American Association of University Women
National Office:

1111 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-7700 / (800) 326-2289

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls, positive societal change, and lifelong learning. Membership is open to women and men who hold a 4-year college degree. Branches of the AAUW are located in Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, and Randolph Vermont. To locate the branch nearest you, please visit:


National Institute for Literacy
1775 I Street, NW; Suite 730
Washington, DC 20006-2401
202-233-2025 / 800-228-8813

NIFL's mission is to ensure that the highest quality of literacy services is available to these adults. By fostering communication, collaboration, and innovation, NIFL works to build and strengthen a comprehensive, unified system for literacy in the U.S.


American Federation of Teachers; Human Rights Division
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-4400

Serving as a clearinghouse of information on civil, human and women's rights issues, the Human Rights and Community Relations Department keeps local and state affiliations informed of current trends, publications, and laws related to these issues while maintaining relationships on behalf of AFT with civil, human and women's rights and community organizations.


Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE)
317 S. Division, PMB #54
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The mission of the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) is to provide leadership in the identification and infusion of gender equity in all educational programs and processes, and within parallel equity concerns, including, but not limited to, age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.


National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education
c/o American Association of University Women
11 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education is a nonprofit organization of more than 50 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for girls and women. Our mission is to provide leadership in and advocate for the development of national education policies that benefit all women and girls.


U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
(800) 421-3481

The Office for Civil Rights enforces five Federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. These laws prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin, on the basis of sex, on the basis of disability, and on the basis of age. The civil rights laws enforced by OCR extend to all state education agencies, elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, libraries, and museums that receive U.S. Department of Education funds.


The Gender, Diversities & Technology Institute
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458

The Gender, Diversities & Technology Institute focuses on developing gender-healthy education and schools; technology and gender; the elimination of all forms of gendered violence; improving economic self-sufficiency for both women and men; and developing a deeper understanding of the multiple ways to define femininity and masculinity.