About Us

Our story

On May 16th, 1983, a civil war broke out between Southern Sudan and Northern Sudan.

Meet Our Team

They work hard to achieve one of the pillars of the American dream, the education. Most of them went on to schools and earned colleges degrees in various fields. And today, our community has grown from just few young men to families and kids. While we achieved many things in our community, we realized that a targeted kids' mentoring program is of a great need in our community.

 

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Chol Dhoor
Executive Director
Chol came to America in 2007 through the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program due to civil war in Sudan. Prior to coming to Vermont, he lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for 12 years. He was accepted at the University of Vermont in 2008 and graduated in 2011 with BA in Economics. He was a McNair Scholar and a recipient of the Merage Foundation Scholarship for the American Dream in honor of Vermont’s former governor Madeleine Kunin.

Prior to attending the University of Vermont, he attended a teachers training college in Kenya where he earned his International Primary Education Teacher Certificate and later rose to be a Deputy Head teacher at Bhar-el-Naam Primary in a refugee camp in Kenya. Recently, he earned a leadership certificate from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.

Board of directors and Advisors

Our foundation is steered and guided by the steadfast and dedicated leadership of our Board of Directors and Community Advisors. They play instrumental roles in overseeing and assessing the overall direction of our foundation.

Board of Directors

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Community Board of Advisors

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Although the challenges of a new home were enormous

They didn’t stop from working hard to achieve one of the pillars of the American dream, the education. Most of them went on to schools and earned the highest possible colleges degrees in various fields. And today, our community has grown from just few young men to families and kids. While we achieved many things in our community / or our new home for that matter, we realized that a targeted mentorship program (both kids and some parents), jobs, housing, and other family support services are of great need in our community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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