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Partnerships are essential to the success of our mission to prepare outstanding professionals in education, social work, and human services; engage in policy relevant scholarship of highest quality; and provide exemplary professional service within the state of Vermont, nationally, and globally.

We sincerely appreciate each and every one of our mutually beneficial partnerships as listed in the categories and on the current field placements map below.

College of Education and Social Services (CESS) Partners

COMPLETE LIST: All CESS Departments and Programs

  • Adams Center for Mind and Body – healing environment where clients can accomplish their recovery goals through customized, holistic approaches and synergy
  • Addison Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Addison Northwest School District
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter
  • Baird School – an alternative educational environment for children that includes intensive special education, therapeutic behavioral intervention and treatment, psychiatric/psychological consultation, pro-social skills training, and family work.
  • Bayada Hospice
  • BellCate School
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Building Bright Futures – Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council: shaping the future of Vermont’s early care and learning system
  • Burlington Children's Space – embracing, enriching, empowering and educating young children and families
  • Burlington Community Justice Center
  • Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Burlington Labs (BLA Partners, LLC) – Substance abuse treatment, including addiction counseling, probation, parole, residential and outpatient treatment centers.
  • Burlington Housing Authority – promoting, providing and preserve affordable housing, encouraging resident self-sufficiency and supporting healthy neighborhoods
  • Burlington School District
  • CareNet Pregnancy Center of Vermont
  • Cathedral Square Corporation – developing affordable, service-enriched housing communities for seniors and individuals with special needs
  • Centerpoint School – creating student-centered, real-world learning opportunities for students who are faced with a range of social, emotional, educational or mental health challenges
  • Central Vermont Council on Aging
  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services (CVSAS) – Clara Martin
  • Champlain College
  • Champlain Community Services
  • Champlain Community Services School2Work
  • Champlain Valley Area Agency on Aging
  • Champlain Valley School District
  • Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf
  • Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
  • Community College of Vermont
  • Chittenden Central Supervisory Unior Schools
  • Chittenden County Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force
  • Chittenden East Supervisory Union Schools
  • Circle (Formally Battered Women's Services and Shelter)
  • Clara Martin Center – acute and long-term behavioral health care services including mental health and substance abuse services
  • Colchester School District
  • Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
  • Community Health Centers of Burlington
  • Counseling Services of Addison County
  • Crossroads – intensive outpatient and partial hospital services based on the theory and practice of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital)
  • DREAM – builds communities of families and college students that empower youth from affordable housing neighborhoods to recognize their options, make informed decisions, and achieve their dreams
  • Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
  • Essex Town/Essex Community Justice Center
  • Essex Town Supervisory District Schools
  • Franklin Central Supervisory Union (Maple Run Unified School District)
  • Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union Schools
  • Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union Schools
  • Franklin West Supervisory Union Schools
  • Greater Burlington YMCA
  • Health Care and Rehabilitation Services
  • HOPE Works – dedicated to ending all forms of sexual violence, providing outreach education, crisis counseling and advocacy
  • Howard Center – crisis and counseling services for children and adults, support for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and for those struggling with substance use disorders or mental health challenges
  • Humane Society of Chittenden County
  • Hunger Free Vermont
  • John Graham Shelter – serving the neediest families and individuals including children, teens, veterans, and those with physical and mental disabilities
  • Johnson State College
  • King Street Center – providing children and families with the core life-building skills necessary for a healthy and productive future
  • Lamoille County Mental Health Services
  • Lamoille Family Center – developing a system of care for children and families that weaves together best practices of professionals, the wisdom and experience of families, and the strengths and hopes of the community
  • Laraway Youth and Family Services – specialized educational, therapeutic, and behavioral supports to meet the distinctive needs of the children, youth, and families
  • Lund – helping children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse; serving families, pregnant or parenting teens and young adults, and adoptive families
  • Mansfield Hall – college support for students with learning disabilities
  • Mater Christi School
  • Matrix Health Systems – Crossroads
  • Mercy Connections – nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring and community; empowering significant life changes
  • Middlebury College Counseling Center
  • Milton Town School District
  • MindBody Medicine Clinic
  • Montpelier Public Schools
  • Mosaic Learning Center – strength-based approach to educating student with developmental disabilities, inspiring collaboration across multidisciplinary teams of educational and clinical providers including special educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, behaviorists and instructors
  • National Association of Social Workers – Vermont Chapter
  • Northeast Behavioral Health Corporation (dba Layhey Health Behavioral Services)
  • Northeastern Family Institute (NFI) – innovative mental health and educational services for children and families
  • Northeast Kingdom Learning Services
  • Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center
  • Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
  • Northwestern Counseling and Support Services
  • Northwestern Medical Center
  • Northwest State Correctional Facility
  • O'Brien Community Center – creating a Winooski where all community members are meaningfully engaged and connected to enriching, high-quality services
  • Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union Schools
  • Outright Vermont – building safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth
  • Partnership for Change – creating innovative, collaborative, and equitable learning organizations that inspire all learners to lead their communities to a dynamic and sustainable future
  • Pathways Vermont – transforming the lives of people experiencing mental health and other life challenges by supporting their chosen paths to wellbeing in an atmosphere of hope and mutual respect; promoting equal rights, community integration, health care, affordable housing, and employment for all
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Pride Center of Vermont – community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters
  • Rancing Revolution – Eliminating Bullying. Inspiring Kindness. Facilitating Change.
  • Rice Memorial High School
  • Ronald McDonald House – a home away from home for families with seriously ill children seeking treatment at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital
  • Rutland Central Supervisory Union (Proctor)
  • Rutland Mental Health Services
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Sara Holbrook Center – developing responsible and productive children, youth and families through social development, educational and recreational opportunities that serve the needs of low-income families, including immigrant and refugee populations
  • Serve Burlington
  • South Burlington School District
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence (formerly: Women Helping Battered Women)
  • The Arbors – senior living community exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related memory impairments
  • Upward Bound
  • UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS)
  • UVM Dewey House for Community Engagement
  • UVM Medical Center
  • UVM Medical Center Child Life Volunteer Program
  • UVM: New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma
  • Vermont Agency of Human Services, Division of Children and Families
  • Vermont CARES – improving the quality of life, creating compassionate communities and preventing the spread of HIV by working with people affected by HIV/AIDS as a catalyst for social and individual change
  • Vermont Correctional Facility – Northwest
  • Vermont Family Network – empowering and supporting all Vermont families of children with special needs
  • Vermont Forensics Assessment
  • Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital
  • Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Vermont Works for Women – helping women and girls realize their potential and explore, pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence
  • Very Special Arts Vermont (VSA VT) – using the magic of the arts to engage the capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults with disabilities
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Visiting Nurses Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
  • Washington Central Supervisory Union Schools
  • Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Washington County Youth Service Bureau
  • Washington West Supervisory Union Schools
  • White River Junction VA Medical Center
  • Williston Enrichment Center
  • Windsor Central Supervisory Union (Woodstock)
  • Winooski School District
  • WomenSafe, Inc. – working toward the elimination of physical, sexual and emotional violence through direct service, education and social change
  • YouthBuild – unleashing the intelligence and positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives
  • Zeno Mountain Farm – Zeno champions lifelong friendship and opportunity for people with diverse needs.

Counseling Program Field Partners

*See map below showing current field placements.

  • Burlington School District
  • Howard Center – Centerpoint
  • Central Vermont Medical Center - Integrative Family Medicine Montpelier
  • Chittenden East Supervisory Union Schools
  • Champlain College Counseling Center
  • Counseling Services of Addison County
  • Chittenden South Supervisory Union Schools
  • Franklin North Supervisory Union Schools
  • Johnson State College Counseling Center
  • Laraway Youth and Family Services
  • Matrix Health Systems – Crossroads
  • Middlebury College Counseling Center
  • Montpelier Public Schools
  • Rice Memorial High School
  • South Burlington School District
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services
  • UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS)
  • Washington County Youth Service Bureau

Educator Preparation Field Partners

*See map below showing current field placements.

  • Addison Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Addison Northwest School District
  • Building Bright Futures – Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council: shaping the future of Vermont’s early care and learning system
  • Burlington School District
  • Centerpoint School – creating student-centered, real-world learning opportunities for students who are faced with a range of social, emotional, educational or mental health challenges
  • Champlain Valley School District
  • Chittenden Central Supervisory Union Schools
  • Chittenden East Supervisory Union Schools
  • Colchester School District
  • Essex Town/Essex Community Justice Center
  • Essex Town Supervisory District Schools
  • Franklin Central Supervisory Union (Maple Run Unified School District)
  • Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union Schools
  • Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union Schools
  • Franklin West Supervisory Union Schools
  • Milton Town School District
  • Montpelier Public Schools
  • Northeast Kingdom Learning Services
  • Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union Schools
  • Rice Memorial High School
  • Rutland Central Supervisory Union (Proctor)
  • South Burlington School District
  • Washington Central Supervisory Union Schools
  • Washington West Supervisory Union Schools
  • Windsor Central Supervisory Union (Woodstock)
  • Winooski School District

Social Work Field Partners

*See map below showing current field placements.

  • Bayada Hospice
  • BellCate School
  • Burlington Community Justice Center
  • Burlington Health and Rehab
  • Burlington Housing Authority
  • Burlington School District
  • Cathedral Square
  • Champlain Community Services
  • Circle
  • Clara Martin Center
  • Community Health Center Burlington (CHCB)
  • Counseling Services of Addison County
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Essex Community Justice Center
  • HOPE Works
  • Howard Center
  • John Graham Shelter
  • Johnson State College
  • King Street Center
  • Lund Family Center
  • Mercy Connections
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – Vermont
  • Northeastern Family Institute
  • Northwest Counseling and Support Services
  • Northwest State Correctional Facility
  • Pathways Vermont
  • Pride Center of Vermont
  • Rutland Mental Health
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services
  • State of Vermont
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence
  • UVM Connecting Cultures
  • UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing
  • UVM Medical Center
  • UVM VT LEND
  • UVM Women’s Center
  • UVM Medical Center New American Pediatric Clinic
  • UVM Memory Care and Binter Parkinson's Center
  • UVM Medical Center Seneca Center
  • UVM Medical Center In-Patient Psychiatry
  • UVM Medical Center Children’s Hospital
  • Vermont CARES
  • Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
  • VSA Vermont
  • Washington County Mental Health
  • WomenSafe

Service Learning Partners

The following list includes service learning partners reported by CESS faculty to the Office of Community and University Partnerships and Service Learning (CUPS) at UVM.

  • Allen Brook School
  • Baird School
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Burlington Children's Space
  • CareNet Pregnancy Center of Vermont
  • Champlain Community Services School2Work
  • Champlain Valley Area Agency on Aging
  • Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf
  • Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
  • Community College of Vermont
  • DREAM
  • Ethan Allen Homestead
  • Greater Burlington YMCA
  • Humane Society of Chittenden County
  • Hunger Free Vermont
  • Integrated Arts Academy
  • King Street Youth Center
  • Mansfield Hall
  • Mater Christi School
  • Northwestern Counseling and Support Services
  • O'Brien Community Center
  • Outright Vermont
  • Partnership for Change
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Rancing Revolution
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Sara Holbrook Center
  • Serve Burlington
  • Spectrum Youth & Family Services
  • Upward Bound
  • UVM Dewey House for Community Engagement
  • UVM Medical Center Child Life Volunteer Program
  • Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Visiting Nurses Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
  • Williston Enrichment Center
  • Women Helping Battered Women
  • YouthBuild
  • Zeno Mountain Farm – Zeno champions lifelong friendship and opportunity for people with diverse needs.

Travel Study and International Learning Partnerships

  • Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand This partnership with UVM’s Elementary and Middle Level Education programs allows undergraduate students to participate in a full semester of coursework at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), along with an internship in a local school in New Zealand. There is also a two-week opportunity for graduate students in the Middle Level Education master’s degree program.
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland - This partnership encourages long-term collaboration in the field of education and innovation, including travel study programs for students with Oulu EduLAB beginning August 2018.
  • The Office of International Education at UVM offers numerious travel study opportunities in countries all around the world. Please visit http://www.uvm.edu/oie to learn more.

Higher Education and Student Affair Administration (HESA) Graduate Program Partners

  • Center for Service and Sustainability, Champlain College
  • Office of Student Conduct, Champlain College
  • Vermont Higher Education Council, Colchester
  • Mansfield Hall, Burlington
  • VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation), Burlington
  • Multicultural Youth Program of Burlington, Burlington
  • Health Risk and Public Safety, UVM
  • Career Center, UVM
  • Division of Enrollment Management, UVM
  • Grossman School of Business, UVM
  • Center for Academic Success, UVM
  • Student and Community Relations, UVM
  • Residential Life, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives, UVM
  • Outdoor Programs, UVM
  • Student Retention UVM
  • LGBTQA Center, UVM
  • Interfaith Center, UVM
  • Career Services, UVM
  • Student Life, UVM
  • Division of Enrollment Management, UVM
  • Center for Academic Success, UVM
  • Hillel, UVM
  • Living Well, UVM
  • Center for Student Conduct, UVM
  • Division of Student Affairs, UVM
  • Foundation and Advancement Office, UVM
  • First-Year Experience, UVM
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life, UVM
  • Mosaic Center for Students of Color, UVM
  • Rubenstein School, UVM
  • Student Athletic Services, UVM

Center on Disability and Community Inclusion

Our Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) envisions a future where all people, including people who experience developmental and other disabilities, are fully included in their home, schools, and communities. We envision a future in which supports and services are available across the span of life, leading to interdependence, self-determination, and inclusion.

CDCI is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs). There are currently 67 UCEDDs, with at least one in every state and US territory. Each is affiliated with a major research university and serves as a resource for all people in the areas of education, research, and service relative to the needs of people with developmental disabilities.

Learn more by visiting our Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) web site.

Tarrant Institute on Innovative Education

Visit the Tarrant Institute on Innovative Education web site to learn more about our partnerships with schools throughout Vermont. We currently partner with nearly three dozen schools around the the state, supporting them as they move towards a tech-rich, student-centered model of young adolescent education.

  • Bethel Schools (WRVSU)
  • Brattleboro Area Middle School
  • Burke Town School
  • Cabot School (WNESU)
  • Colchester Middle School
  • Compass School
  • Crossett Brook Middle School (WWSU)
  • Currier Memorial (BRSU)
  • Dorset (BRSU)
  • Flood Brook School (BRSU)
  • Hartford Ottauquechee
  • Hazen Union Middle/High School
  • Lamoille Union Middle/High School
  • Leland and Gray
  • Manchester (BRSU)
  • Mater Christi School
  • Mettawee (BRSU)
  • Proctor Elementary School
  • Proctor High School
  • Randolph Middle/High School
  • Rutland Town School
  • Shelburne Community School
  • South Royalton (WRVSU)
  • Stowe Middle School
  • Sunderland School (BRSU)
  • Tunbridge School (WRVSU)
  • Tuttle Middle School
  • Warren Elementary (WWSU)
  • West Rutland School
  • Winooski Middle School

Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP)

Students can participate in service learning internships through UVM's partnership with the Shepherd High Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). The Consortium seeks to advance an interdisciplinary approach to poverty studies with the goal of promoting citizens who are committed to diminishing poverty through meaningful civic engagement. To do this, SHECP supports curricular and pedagogical innovations to enhance poverty studies at member colleges and universities.

The Consortium’s signature Summer Internship Program provides UVM students with an opportunity to participate in an 8-week funded internship at various partner agencies across the country.

To learn more, please visit our SHECP web page.

 

Map

Numerals at markers signify the number of students at that placement site.

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