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May 25, 2018

So far, 2018 has been a year of change and continuity. Johannes Wheeldon was hired this spring, as Executive Director. Johannes brings experience and passion to SPEAK. Founder, Jessica Bullock will stay on as President of the SPEAK Board of Directors. While a record nu...

April 25, 2018

This winter, SPEAK partnered with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) to offer a course focused on promoting advocacy skills for area community members. Participants came to the program with varying levels of experience. Beginning with simple introductions...

September 5, 2017

This is our second Instructor Testimonial, featuring VLS student Kassie Tibbott.  Before joining Speak, Kassie managed organization-wide communication strategies for Re:Vision, a Denver-based nonprofit that focuses on creating place-based solutions and building local e...

June 2, 2017

New Programs and New Partners – Q3, June 2017

2017’s first quarter saw SPEAK focusing on refining existing programs and building partnerships that are sure to open new doors moving forward. For the first time ever, our volunteers ran three weekly, 8-week programs, along...

March 3, 2017

SPEAK was highlighted by the Schweitzer Fellowship for the second time last month, as they recognized the work that has been done by three of their fellows. Executive Director Jessica Bullock, our original Schweitzer Fellow, was originally profiled in August 2015 for t...

February 14, 2017

SPEAK volunteers came together this weekend at the University of Vermont for a comprehensive training on correctional facility practices and procedures, curriculum orientation, and mindfulness training. SPEAK was joined by Prof. Kathy Fox's class on Corrections, which...

July 8, 2016

This past Wednesday, the participants at CRCF voted on their topic. I want to say a bit about how our topics are chosen, and then I'll tell you what the participants will be debating in just a few short weeks.

As far as how we choose topics, the program participants are...

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