Central Vermont

Regional Contact

Ali Dieng

Regional Manager for Central Vermont, Chittenden, and Franklin and Grand Isle

Ali Dieng is a passionate and dedicated community leader joining Building Bright Futures to support the Chittenden, Central Vermont and Franklin and Grand Isle regions. Ali joins the BBF team from the education sector where he engaged parents, educators and community partners running Parent University and served in various roles for the Burlington School District over the past 13 years. Ali is committed to building more equitable and accessible systems and brings his expertise engaging diverse perspectives; especially those from different socioeconomic & cultural backgrounds. Ali also brings an understanding of the early childhood, after school and social service system and a desire to cultivate connections across his three regions serving Northern Vermont. Ali is a 2016 graduate of the Snelling Center for Government Early Childhood Leadership Institute. His education background is in international law where he studied at the University of Mauritania in Africa. In addition to his work with BBF, Ali loves being involved in the community in various capacities. He currently serves on the board of Directors at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunities (CVOEO) and is in his second term as a Burlington City Counselor. He resides in Burlington with his wife, Angela, and their two daughters. 

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Upcoming Council Meetings

Central Vermont Regional Council Meeting

July 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

Central Vermont Regional Council Meeting

June 11, 2021 at 9:00 am

Central Vermont Regional Council Meeting

May 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

Central Vermont Regional Council Meeting

April 9, 2021 at 9:00 am |contact Ellen Taetzsch for videoconference link

Regional Action Plan

The Regional Action Plan acts as a blueprint for how the Council serves children and families in the region.

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Stories From Central Vermont

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January 19, 2022

BBF Awards $100,000 in Vermont Early Childhood Fund Grants

Building Bright Futures Regional Councils awards $100,000 in Vermont Early Childhood Fund grants to improve the well-being of children, families and communities Building Bright Futures (BBF) announced seven recipients of grants from the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF). Grantees will work with BBF Regional Councils to improve the well-being of children (prenatal–age 8) and families, […]

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October 8, 2021

BBF Launches the Vermont Early Childhood Fund with $100K to Communities

Building Bright Futures is pleased to announce the creation of the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) providing grants of $10,000-$20,000 for up to 7 grantees to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal-age 8), families, as well as the Vermont communities in which they live.  Each year BBF Regional Councils, the […]

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July 21, 2020

Central Vermont Tackles Connectivity Barriers for Families During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across Vermont in March, Central Vermont BBF and community partners rallied to address the needs of its residents. Early childhood partners in Central Vermont sought to help children and their families access health, mental health and education services that suddenly moved on-line and left them disconnected without devices or […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

The Central Vermont Region is highlighted in the How Are Vermont’s Children and Families report, featuring data that explains the conditions of early childhood in the area. The report also discusses regional priorities to support children and families.

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