Welcome to the UVM/Burlington COPC website.

“COPC” stands for Community Outreach Partnership Center, and is a partnership of the University of Vermont, the City of Burlington, and numerous community organizations. It was funded in 1999 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with considerable local support.

The UVM/Burlington COPC directs its resources and activities to Burlington's Old North End neighborhood and surrounding low-income areas which make up the HUD-designated Urban Enterprise Community (1994) and Empowerment Zone Strategic Planning Community (1999).

UVM/Burlington partnerships builds community leadership, increase employment and income, and promote fair and affordable housing.