The Vermont Changemakers Table is a cohort of young Vermonters seeking to drive positive change in Vermont and its communities through relationship building and collective action.
The program is a collaboration between Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) and has connected and empowered six cohorts of changemakers from across Vermont since its inception in 2016.
The 2022-2023 Changemakers Table program will convene a group of 20 changemakers under the age of 35 with diverse backgrounds, occupations, and experience for a 7-month series of in-person and virtual gatherings to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Vermont communities and how to utilize levers of change within their spheres of influence.
At monthly gatherings, participants will build connections with one another, discuss and learn with leaders across the state about leveraging change, and design and implement a grant program to provide financial support to organizations and initiatives led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in Vermont.
There is no program fee to participate in Changemakers. Each participant will receive a free Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility membership for the year, providing them with access to VBSR educational programming, networking opportunities, and free admission to two VBSR virtual workshops, along with other member benefits. Learn more about VBSR membership HERE!
The application to participate in this year’s cohort (2022-2023) of the Vermont Changemakers Table is open through Friday, November 4th at 12 PM ET.