How to make a difference
Goals and Outreach
Create a Job Shadowing Program
We should all aspire to create a job shadowing program to connect Vermont's middle and high school students to our industry.
Build Connections between Students and Vermont Employers
Offer ourselves as a resource to students and faculty to facilitate information sharing, job shadowing, and on-the-ground experience opportunities.
Create an Internship Program
Geared towards racially diverse undergraduates seeking careers in the built environment. Goal of connecting students with Vermont companies.
Create an Equitable Business Guide
Promote framework and guidelines that include recommendations on equitable recruitment, hiring, and professional development, in addition to equitable business policies and practices which are specific to our industries.
Reach-out to Non-profit Organizations
Understand who is already doing equity work, what they do, what they need, and how we can assist into their vision. Give your time and resources to groups that aim to benefit and uplift BIPOC in Vermont.
VT BIPOC-owned Business List
Support BIPOC-owned business through our purchasing power. See a list of business here.
Help attract and maintain younger populations (including from marginalized groups) in industries related to the built environment.
Help Facilitate the Redistribution of Wealth
by direct giving to individuals whom historically do not have access to generational wealth. (i.e. scholarships; housing assistance for internships; relocation expenses assistance)
Learn more about the experience of marginalized groups
See our list of resources, from books to podcast, that can help you understand the experiences from marginalized groups and opportunities for action.
Join a group that focus on legislative action and help uncover issues and opportunities related to systemic racism in the built environment in Vermont. (i.e. expose and lobby against redlining & zoning laws that impact BIPOC; explore how design of public spaces/buildings adversely affect different groups)
Do you have more ideas?
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