We are centering the needs of the Black community in the work of rectifying historical racial inequity. We are accomplishing this work by serving as a cultural broker in the expansion of programs and services to marginalized communities where they have historically been ineffective, inefficient or nonexistent.
Systemic racism contributes to the lack of home and land ownership, which is a significant issue across the country, including in Vermont where the data is particularly troubling. Our goal is to assist people of color (POC) in building generational wealth by educating them through coaching on how to overcome barriers to home and land ownership and financial wellness.
The Richard Kemp Center’s Afterschool Activities has open enrollment.
Starting Oct 2- Through the end of the school year.
Youth from K-5 (1st, 2nd&3rd) (4th&5) Junior or Senior HS level are all welcomed.
Activities include: Art, Music, Education, Cultural Empowerment, Games, Wellness/Prevention and etc.
Please contact Christine at 802-391-4335 for any question.
Youth Movie Night is an exciting event hosted by the Richard Kemp Center and Empress Levi.
Every 2nd and 4th Friday we invite of all ages to join us for a movie. Food, Beverages, and Games are also available to the youth.
Parents are welcomed to drop their kids off or stay.
We hope to see you and your families.
Please contact: Christine@richardkempcenter.org or 802-777-7532 for more details
Chess Club is hosted every Tuesday @5pm.
Food and Beverage provided.
All ages and Skill levels are welcomed.
Please contact: Vincent@vtracialjusticealliance.org for any details.
A night for the adults. Games include Spades, Charades, Pictionary, Dominos and more.
The next game night be announced shortly, for more details please contact: email@example.com
Every First Friday of the month the Richard Kemp Center host community events or gathering. The themes may vary.
For more details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a look at the First Annual Trip to D.C's NMAAHC. The Richard Kemp Center selected a few families from the state of Vermont and awarded them with an all expenses paid trip to the museum.
There will be a documentary produced of the whole experience, please stay tuned.
To inquire about next years trip please reach out to Christine@richardkempcenter.org
Our wellness is at the epicenter of all we do and experience. We must consider every action taken to dismantle systemic racism as an act of enhancing our wellness. We will disrupt status quo systems and develop long-range strategies for black-led alternative approaches to create healthy outcomes. We will fight for wellness as if our lives depend upon it – because they do.
Freedom, too, the long-sought, we still seek, — the freedom of life and limb, the freedom to work and think. Work, culture, and liberty—all these we need, not singly, but together; for to-day these ideals among the Negro people are gradually coalescing, and finding a higher meaning in the unifying ideal of race, — the ideal of fostering t
Freedom, too, the long-sought, we still seek, — the freedom of life and limb, the freedom to work and think. Work, culture, and liberty—all these we need, not singly, but together; for to-day these ideals among the Negro people are gradually coalescing, and finding a higher meaning in the unifying ideal of race, — the ideal of fostering the traits and talents of the Negro, not in opposition to, but in conformity with, the greater ideals of the American republic, in order that some day, on American soil, two world races may give each to each those characteristics which both so sadly lack. Already we come not altogether empty-handed: there is to-day no true American music but the sweet wild melodies of the Negro slave; the American fairy tales are Indian and African; we are the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness. W.E.B. Debois
Our youth our most precious and hopeful prospect for our future. We take seriously our responsibility to consistently offer space, help, instruction and support. Above all we will teach them their ancestors' contribution, resilience and power and hold them to high standards of excellence.
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