Tag: Karen Mittelman

A Message to Our Community

A Message to Our Community

Posted: June 2, 2020

Dear Friends,Like so many of you, we are heartbroken and outraged at the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers sworn to protect him. Repeated acts of police brutality, and the attempts to suppress protests across our country, are part of a deeply-embedded, centuries-long tradition of racial… Read More
Inviting Community

Inviting Community

Posted: December 6, 2017

A month after I arrived in Vermont I found myself driving on snowy back roads to a meeting in the Northeast Kingdom. Forty-five people gathered on this freezing cold night in the basement of a Unitarian church to explore the idea of a new incubator space in Greensboro. Participants in small brainstorming groups envisioned the potential of such a space for artists, entrepreneurs, and students in the community. Our group included people from more than a dozen towns, and I was struck by the wide range of backgrounds represented: graphic designers, high school and college teachers, the owner of a hair studio, an IT professional, a retired businessman, a glass artist, an agricultural policy expert, and a librarian. The excitement in the room was captured by a high school student who turned to his mom and said, “This is cool.” Read More