The Partnership for Change has been supported by a multi-year grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation to implement student-centered learning in Winooski and Burlington High Schools. This effort has worked to engage the collective wisdom of our students, teachers, parents and community members. We used our resources to pilot and implement new methods of teaching and learning in order to remodel the public education system to align with what all young people need to thrive in a complex global society. Click below to learn about some of our most impactful efforts.

The Partnership for Change supported the work of remodeling public education in Winooski and Burlington, Vermont in order to better prepare our young people for success in today’s rapidly changing world. Established in 2012, we were a broad and diverse group working together to build a more prosperous future for our communities. In the fall of 2016, our grant approached its sunsetting phase. The external resources are diminishing and the work is now being supported, in large part, through new systems and structures embedded in the districts.

Our Vision: Each young person in Burlington and Winooski, Vermont will graduate from high school with the confidence, enthusiasm, skills and knowledge they need to build a satisfying and sustainable future for themselves, their community and their world.