Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Vermont Community Action Team Supports Expansion of New Circle Mentoring

We are proud to announce that the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Community Action Team has decided to continue supporting the New Circle Mentoring program by awarding Safer Society a second grant! The $1,500 grant will help further Safer Society Foundation’s mission of mitigating the impact of mass incarceration on American children and their families by enlarging the scope of the New Circle Mentoring program, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of children who have at least one parent in jail or prison.

“The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was one of our first supporters when we established the mentoring program in 2017,” said New Circle Mentoring Program Director Erika Linskey. We are very pleased that the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation chose to continue to support our program as we enter into our second year of operation.”

The mission of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is to engage Ben & Jerry’s employees in philanthropy and social change work; to give back to our Vermont communities; and to support grassroots activism and community organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.

Community Action Teams (CATs) fund an array of community programs – social services organizations, cultural, recreational, or arts programs and community celebrations located within the state of Vermont. The CATs pay special attention to underserved populations including seniors, at-risk youth and low income communities. The CATs prioritize support for basic human needs and the needs of underserved areas of the state as well as organizations that are primarily volunteer-led.

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