Green Mountain United Way is pleased to announce that Michelle Clark has joined the Working Bridges Program Staff. She will serve Working Bridges worksite locations as the full-time Northeast Kingdom Resource Coordinator.
A graduate of Lyndon State College (now NVU), Michelle began her career as a dental hygienist outside of Vermont but upon her return discovered a passion for social work and went back to LSC to get her degree. Michelle has held a variety of roles assisting Vermonters in the Northeast Kingdom and Central Vermont prior to this role. Before joining Green Mountain United Way, she worked for Umbrella helping survivors of domestic and sexual violence find safe and stable housing.
“Michelle brings a great depth of experience to our team and in her short time here has demonstrated a gift for connecting the employees Working Bridges serves with resources in the community. She has an unmatched depth of knowledge that is needed to help our clients address their needs so they can stay employed, focused at work, and continue to create stable lives for themselves and their family,” said United Way’s Executive Director Tawnya Kristen.
“I see myself as a travel agent for community resources. I’m excited to bring my skills and knowledge to connect working families in the Northeast Kingdom to the resources they need to address a life challenge, or to have the opportunity to make their life or their family’s life better. Asking for help is hard, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to care for my community’s caretakers through our work,” offered Clark, who lives on her family’s farm in Lyndonville with her son. She is a member of the Lyndon Outing Club board.
Working Bridges is an employee-service and workforce development program offered to business partners in the Green Mountain United Way service area covering the Northeast Kingdom and Central Vermont. Since launching the program in their service region in 2016, Green Mountain United Way’s Working Bridges program has expanded to serve five large employers and one small employer with a combined workforce of over 3000 individuals throughout United Way’s service region. Participating employers in the Northeast Kingdom include Northern Counties Health Care, Northeast Kingdom Human Services, ABC-LOL Daycare, and Weidmann Electrical Technology.
About Green Mountain United Way: Green Mountain United Way is a Vermont not-for-profit organization in operation since 1976. They work to improve the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community in Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington Counties by mobilizing the caring power of communities around our region to advance the common good. No other single organization has the scope and influence to bring together human service agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.
Contact Green Mountain United Way, 73 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont, 802-613-3989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Working Bridges™: Working Bridges™ is a United Way led Employer Collaborative founded 10 years ago in Chittenden County by The United Way of Northwest Vermont. Since 2016, Green Mountain United Way’s Working Bridges program, led by Pam Bailey, has expanded to businesses in the Green Mountain United Way service area of Caledonia Essex, Orange, Orleans, and Washington Counties. More information at www.gmunitedway.org/workingbridges