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Chittenden

Regional Contact

Ali Dieng

Regional Manager, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle

Ali Dieng is a passionate and dedicated community leader joining Building Bright Futures to support the Chittenden, 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

Chittenden Regional Council

July 1 at 2:00 pm

Chittenden Regional Council Meeting

June 3 at 2:00 pm

Chittenden Regional Council Meeting

May 6 at 2:00 pm

Chittenden Regional Council Meeting

April 1 at 2:00 pm |contact Amanda Biggs for videoconference information

Regional Action Plan

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

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Stories From Chittenden

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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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October 6, 2020

Restorative Practices in Early Education

When students feel connected to their schools, peers, and teachers, they build trust and we know that supportive relationships are a key protective factor for young children. The Restorative Practices Framework provides tools for teachers to help foster a sense of connectedness in their classroom through mindful awareness opportunities. Restorative Practice Circles are a place […]

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July 24, 2020

Chittenden Regional Project Highlight: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) – Making the Systems Work for Families

Overview The SUD – Making the Systems Work for Families Project is embedded in the BBF statewide network. To describe this network briefly, BBF has 12 regions throughout Vermont that align with the Agency of Human Services districts. Each regional early childhood council, supported by one of BBF’s Regional Council Coordinators, brings together community members […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

Data and conditions for children and families in the Chittenden Region are highlighted in How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families. The priorities of the Regional Council are also discussed.

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