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Franklin Grand Isle

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

Franklin Grand Isle Regional Council Meeting

July 15 at 1:00 pm

Franklin Grand Isle Regional Council Meeting

June 17 at 1:00 pm

Franklin Grand Isle Regional Council Meeting

April 15 at 1:00 pm |contact Michelle Trayah

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 Franklin Grand Isle

Blog

October 14, 2020

The Early MTSS-123 Project: ONE Early Childhood System, TWO Social and Emotional Interventions, THREE Core Groups

In the past few months, a new Early Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (Early MTSS) and Strengthening Families pilot project was introduced in Franklin/Grand Isle, Orleans/Northern Essex, and Northern Windsor/Orange in partnership with Dr. Lori Meyer from the University of Vermont, Building Bright Futures and Pyramid 802 PLUS. This is an opportunity for Early MTSS coaches […]

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November 18, 2019

Community Libraries’ Role in Building Resilient Communities

The charge to build resilient communities is one that multiple collaborative partners strive towards, together, across the state of Vermont. With the support and investments of so many advocates, highlighting every incredible ally in this journey can be difficult. In the Franklin and Grand Isle regions, however, one of our stellar partners in building resilient […]

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August 13, 2019

Playing Around: Are We Recognizing the Critical Role of Play in Our Developing Children?

In the year 2019, the demands on our children’s developing minds and bodies looks vastly different than they did previously. From academic requirements to basic skill-building, the focus on structured routines and curricula throughout a child’s daily routine can leave little room for free time. As we consider what our communities’ youngest members need to […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

The How Are Vermont’s Young Children and Families report highlights data and conditions in the region, and the Regional Council’s priorities as they drive positive change in the area.

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