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VAE’s programs have been sustained through solid working relationships which forms long lasting partnerships. These partnerships have allowed VAE to weave CREATIVITY into the fabric of the community creating a strong, vibrant, healthy community and economy.

Our Partners include:

  • local municipalities
  • housing groups
  • law enforcement
  • fire departments
  • public and private schools
  • healthcare sites
  • social service and mental health organizations
  • adult day centers
Pam and Darlene showing off their artistic creations.
Pam and Darlene showing off their artistic creations.

Village of North Bennington Partners

Our neighbors here in the Village of North Bennington makeup just some of our partnerships in the community. Some include organizations such as:

  • Lake Paran
  • Norshaft Lion’s Park
  • The Village School of North Bennington
  • Head Start of Bennington County
  • Hiland Hall Garden
  • Bennington College
  • Village of North Bennington
  • McCullough Library
  • Local businesses Pangaea, Power’s Market, Kevin’s Restaurant and Marigold Kitchen.

Working with Elderly

Bennington County Partners (and beyond)

Art Education

  • Vermont School for Girls (formerly known as the Bennington School), a residential school for young girls with complex developmental trauma
  • Village School of North Bennington
  • Southwestern Vermont Supervisory Union (Local school system)
  • Art Programs for “Transitional students”: PLUS Program
  • MAUS Middle School Resource Program
  • Upward Bound
  • Northshire Christian Academy
  • Southshire School
  • Tree Home Homeschoolers
  • Bennington College
  • Southern Vermont College
  • Community College of VT
Bob and Shayla
Bob and Shayla work on a Self-Portrait


  • Town of Bennington
  • Bennington Fire Department
  • Bennington Police Department
  • Village of North Bennington
  • Town of Starksboro, VT

Local social service non-profits:

  • Bennington Project Independence
  • Projects Against Violent Encounters PAVE
  • Bank Street Homeless Shelter
  • United Counseling Service
  • Sunrise Family Resource
  • Head Start of Bennington County
  • Center for Living and Rehabilitation
  • 204 Depot Street

Low-Income Housing Communities:

  • Applegate Residence Association
  • Willowbrook Residence Association

Healthcare settings:

  • Vermont Veteran’s Home, VT
  • Bennington Senior Center, VT
  • Brockton Veterans Hospital, MA
  • Tewksbury State Hospital, MA
  • United Counseling Service, VT
  • Crotched Mountain, NH
  • Homestead Mews, VT

Agriculture & Recreation

  • Hiland Hall Gardens
  • Paran Recreations
  • Bennington County Conservation District
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