2016 Annual Impacts

How Much Did We Do?

Meet Basic Needs

Children accessed healthy meals and snacks
Vermonters fed through our food shelf
Fuel assistance beneficiaries
People assisted with counseling to access stable and safe housing
Families guided through the Vermont Health Connect System by our Navigator

Build Sustainable Communities

Homes weatherized
Multi-family housing occupants benefitted from improved energy efficiency
Vermonters saved for the future through our IDA program
Community Kitchen Academy students graduated ready for a culinary career
Children prepared for school through Head Start
Tax returns prepared for low-income households
In tax refunds for low-income households resulting from tax preparation assistance

Activate and Empower

Drivers benefitted from transportation education, advice and support
People participated in financial literacy, credit and planning programs
Entrepreneurs supported to start or expand a business

How Well Did We Do It?

Meet Basic Needs

93%
Head Start
children are empowered to express their feelings appropriately
40%
Transportation Support
The percent of Reach Up participants who stated transportation was a barrier to employment and self-sufficiency

Build Sustainable Communities

97%
Head Start
Families made progress toward or met their family goals
99%
Head Start
Parents have a better understanding of their child’s development
95%
Head Start
Families were connected with community services
92%
Family Literacy Center
participants say FLC services were the reason they completed high school
30%
Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Services
typical energy savings in a home after weatherizing
25%
Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Services
average annual energy savings in multifamily buildings serviced through the Fuel Efficiency Partnership Program.

Activate and Empower

99%
Head Start
parents have a better understanding of their child’s development
97%
Head Start
families made progress toward or met their family goals
100%
Family Literacy Center
participants are employed, in college or a training program
92%
Family Literacy Center
participants reduced reliance on or moved off of state economic services
97%
Vermonters employed
46%
% of projected Vermont job openings over the next 5 years which will require more than a hs degree, but less than a 4-year degree

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