Posts Tagged ‘Champlain College’

Two students — one in elementary school and one in college — teamed up with COTS to create a video Web series about the 2016 COTS Walk, and we could not be more grateful! Please meet our COTS Walk 2016 Ambassador, Ellie LaMontagne! Ellie, 11, stars in the six video shorts. She is a longtime COTS Walker and a sixth-grader at Christ the King School in Burlington. (Ellie previously starred as…

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Wear Purple for COTS COTS Instagram Contest #purple4cots Nov. 14 – Dec. 12 Help raise awareness during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week by wearing PURPLE for COTS. Take picture, and then post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #purple4cots to be entered into a contest for cool prizes. Be sure to visit the COTS “Instagram Contest” tab on Facebook (facebook/cotsonline) to vote for your favorite pictures. Tent City Nov. 15-18,…

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The Champlain College Center for Service & Civic Engagement (CSCE) is holding their annual Tent City solidarity event this weekend, Friday, Nov. 15 to Tuesday, Nov. 19. The event coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is an opportunity for the greater Champlain community to become more aware of these matters on a local, national, and global level. As in past years, the event hopes to have about…

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Champlain College Convocation, August 23, 2013 COTS Executive Director Rita Markley’s keynote address (Champlain College has honored Rita with the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award.) I am so honored to receive this award and be here with you today. (And what a great occasion excuse to wear these fabulous oversized sunglasses. Just in case you’re wondering, I did not inherit these from Jackie Onassis. I know how rumors get started so…

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It’s been much colder in Vermont these past few days, and for many, that means spending more time bundled up and inside.  But for some in our community, this is not an option.  As the weather gets colder, our homeless neighbors are forced to face exposure during the winter months. Last week, Thursday, Nov. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 11., Champlain College students participated in a Tent City solidarity event on…

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We often see homeless individuals linked with the idea of invisible people; men and women (and even children) who are marginalized and stigmatized for not holding to societal expectations and “norms.” For Rachel Fleischer, homeless people were never invisible.  From early childhood, she felt a deep connection to the homeless in her community.  Why were they outside in the cold, hungry and alone, while she had a house and parents to…

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