VCIL Hires New Peer Advocate Counselor in Rutland

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The Vermont Center for Independent Living has a new addition to its team. Ericka Jones joins VCIL as a Peer Advocate Counselor for the Rutland office. In this role, she will work with peers one-on-one and in group settings to improve options for independent living in the community. VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville said, “We are thrilled to have Ericka… Continue Reading VCIL Hires New Peer Advocate Counselor in Rutland

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VCIL Honors Amazing Young Advocate

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On Dec. 21, the Vermont Center for Independent Living honored a young Grand Isle woman who is striving to make the world a better place. Jacqueline Kelley received the Deborah Lisi-Baker Youth Leader Award. VCIL, a nonprofit organization directed and staffed by individuals with disabilities, works to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities. The VCIL… Continue Reading VCIL Honors Amazing Young Advocate

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Red Sox Foundation Honors VCIL

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The Red Sox Foundation is honoring the Vermont Center for Independent Living for its dedication to social justice, diversity and inclusivity. At a home game tonight, July 9, against the Texas Rangers, there will be an on-field check presentation to VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville. VCIL won the $10,000 first-place IMPACT Award, thanks to receiving the most online votes out… Continue Reading Red Sox Foundation Honors VCIL

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Peter Johnke Named Deputy Director of VCIL

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The Vermont Center for Independent Living has named longtime employee Peter Johnke deputy director. He has been involved with assistive technology since first joining the disability rights organization in 1990. For the past few years, he has managed VCIL’s database and computer network. As a non-driver, Peter also advocates for expansion and improvements to public transportation. He serves on national,… Continue Reading Peter Johnke Named Deputy Director of VCIL