RESOURCE A NONPROFIT COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE INC

Address
266 PINE STREET
BURLINGTON, VT 05401
Contact
Website: http://www.resourcevt.org
Phone: +1 (802) 658-4143
Nonprofit
NTEE: P20 - Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
EIN: 03-0326293

Mission

RESOURCE'S MISSION IS TO MEET COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS THROUGH 1) EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS TRAINING, 2) ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, AND 3) ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.
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Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameRESOURCE
Year of formation1990
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area1303
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$117,124.00$107,705.00$114,486.00$115,659.00$107,315.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$106,000.00$96,707.00$106,300.00$107,233.00$92,518.00
Number of employees240197167188179
Number of people compensated >$100k1 11 
Number of volunteers212261250300200
Personnel
Arthaud, Katherine
TitleSECRETARY    
Name of key/compensated personKATHERINE ARTHAUD    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Atwood, Julie
Title TREASURERTREASURERTREASURERDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person JULIE ATWOODJULIE ATWOODJULIE ATWOODJULIE ATWOOD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officer TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Besse, Joss
TitleASST. SECRETDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJOSS BESSEJOSS BESSEJOSS BESSE  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Bonanni, Kelly
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personKELLY BONANNI    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Bosher, Ben
TitlePRESIDENTVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDE
Name of key/compensated personBEN BOSHERBEN BOSHERBEN BOSHERBEN BOSHERBEN BOSHER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Conant, Stephen
Title SECRETARYSECRETARYDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person STEPHEN CONANTSTEPHEN CONANTSTEPHEN CONANTSTEPHEN CONANT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officer TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Conant, Steve
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personSTEVE CONANT    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Connors, Thomas
Title PRESIDENT   
Name of key/compensated person THOMAS CONNORS   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Current officer True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Connors, Tom
Title  PRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person  TOM CONNORSTOM CONNORSTOM CONNORS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Evans, Chip
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personCHIP EVANSCHIP EVANSCHIP EVANSCHIP EVANS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Frank, Harry
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personHARRY FRANK    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Ginsburg, Charles
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personCHARLES GINSBURGCHARLES GINSBURGCHARLES GINSBURGCHARLES GINSBURGCHARLES GINSBURG
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gleason, Molly
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  MOLLY GLEASONMOLLY GLEASONMOLLY GLEASON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Hollender, Sheila
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    SHEILA HOLLENDER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Johnson, Ali
Title DIRECTOR DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person ALI JOHNSON ALI JOHNSON 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True True 
Average hours per week working for org 2.00 2.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 $0.00 
Lafferty, Kate
TitleTREASURER    
Name of key/compensated personKATE LAFFERTY    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Longstreth, Thomas
TitleEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated personTHOMAS LONGSTRETHTHOMAS LONGSTRETHTHOMAS LONGSTRETHTHOMAS LONGSTRETHTHOMAS LONGSTRETH
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$106,000.00$96,707.00$106,300.00$107,233.00$92,518.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$11,124.00$10,998.00$8,336.00$8,426.00$14,797.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Melloni, Thomas
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTHOMAS MELLONITHOMAS MELLONITHOMAS MELLONITHOMAS MELLONITHOMAS MELLONI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Morelli, Victoria
Title DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person VICTORIA MORELLI   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Morrison, Sharon
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personSHARON MORRISON    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Muhr, Jill
Title DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person JILL MUHR   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Petrosino, Frank
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    FRANK PETROSINO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Poeton, Janet
Title  DIRECTORSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person  JANET POETONJANET POETONJANET POETON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Current officer   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Pugh, Ann
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    ANN PUGH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Resigned, Janet
Title DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person JANET POETON RESIGNED   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Resigned, Molly
Title DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person MOLLY GLEASON RESIGNED   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Varricchione, Glenn
TitleVICE PRESIDE    
Name of key/compensated personGLENN VARRICCHIONE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Waxler, Drew
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person DREW WAXLERDREW WAXLERDREW WAXLER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesRESOURCE'S MISSION IS TO MEET COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS THROUGH 1) EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS TRAINING, 2) ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, AND 3) ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.RESOURCE'S MISSION IS TO MEET COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS THROUGH 1) EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS TRAINING, 2) ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, AND 3) ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.RESOURCE'S MISSION IS TO MEET COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS THROUGH 1) EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS TRAINING, 2) ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, AND 3) ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.RESOURCE'S MISSION IS TO MEET COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS THROUGH 1) EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS TRAINING, 2) ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, AND 3) ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.RESOURCE'S MISSION IS TO MEET COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS THROUGH 1) EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS TRAINING, 2) ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, AND 3) ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.
Program service expenses, total$3,416,939.00$2,987,610.00$2,792,985.00$3,031,055.00$3,810,058.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
RESOURCE USES ITS FIVE LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE JOB AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING TO DISPLACED PERSONS AND AT-RISK YOUTH, PROVIDE ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS AND HAS PREVENTED MORE THAN 5,264 TONS OF MATERIAL FROM ENDING UP IN OUR LANDFILLS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. AT THE STORES, RESOURCE FINDS NEW HOMES FOR MAJOR APPLIANCES, BUILDING MATERIALS, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE, AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD GOODS. FOR THOSE WHO LACK SUFFICIENT RESOURCES, RESOURCE PROVIDES THE ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM, WHICH HELPS ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY SERVING THOSE WITH THE LOWEST INCOME-THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD RESOURCE'S ALREADY LOW-COST GOODS AND SERVICES-WHILE PROVIDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO A DIVERSE RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED NEW SKILLS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. THROUGH RESOURCE'S YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM YOUTH ARE TRAINED IN CONSTRUCTION SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND LEARNING ENERGY EFFICIENCY SKILLS THROUGH WEATHERIZATION, ALL WHILE WORKING TO EARN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS OR GEDS. RESOURCE'S APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING PROGRAM SERVES INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE READY TO WORK BUT NEED MARKETABLE JOB SKILLS AND WORK CREDENTIALS FOR THEIR DESIRED CAREER. AND, RESOURCE'S WORK EXPERIENCE UMBRELLA PROGRAM OFFERS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO IN-SCHOOL YOUTH, PEOPLE WITH EMOTIONAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES AND OTHERS WITH LITTLE OR NO WORK EXPERIENCE. THE WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM CONSISTS OF TWO MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS: CAREER START AND LEARN, EARN AND PROSPER (LEAP). BOTH LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT AND ENABLE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO SUCCEED IN THE JOB MARKET. ALL OF RESOURCE'S PROGRAMS, PARTNERS, BOARD, VOLUNTEERS, AND STAFF ARE WORKING TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT BY PRESERVING OUR RESOURCES AND PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN NEW SKILLS. RESOURCE'S MISSION AND PROGRAMS PROVE THAT WHEN WE REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF DISCARDED MATERIAL WASTE, WE INCREASE HUMAN POTENTIAL IN EVERY WAY.
Program expenses    $3,810,058.00
Grants and allocations made    $121,251.00
Program description    RESOURCE USES ITS FIVE LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE JOB AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING TO DISPLACED PERSONS AND AT-RISK YOUTH, PROVIDE ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS AND HAS PREVENTED MORE THAN 5,264 TONS OF MATERIAL FROM ENDING UP IN OUR LANDFILLS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. AT THE STORES, RESOURCE FINDS NEW HOMES FOR MAJOR APPLIANCES, BUILDING MATERIALS, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE, AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD GOODS. FOR THOSE WHO LACK SUFFICIENT RESOURCES, RESOURCE PROVIDES THE ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM, WHICH HELPS ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY SERVING THOSE WITH THE LOWEST INCOME-THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD RESOURCE'S ALREADY LOW-COST GOODS AND SERVICES-WHILE PROVIDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO A DIVERSE RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED NEW SKILLS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. THROUGH RESOURCE'S YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM YOUTH ARE TRAINED IN CONSTRUCTION SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND LEARNING ENERGY EFFICIENCY SKILLS THROUGH WEATHERIZATION, ALL WHILE WORKING TO EARN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS OR GEDS. RESOURCE'S APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING PROGRAM SERVES INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE READY TO WORK BUT NEED MARKETABLE JOB SKILLS AND WORK CREDENTIALS FOR THEIR DESIRED CAREER. AND, RESOURCE'S WORK EXPERIENCE UMBRELLA PROGRAM OFFERS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO IN-SCHOOL YOUTH, PEOPLE WITH EMOTIONAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES AND OTHERS WITH LITTLE OR NO WORK EXPERIENCE. THE WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM CONSISTS OF TWO MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS: CAREER START AND LEARN, EARN AND PROSPER (LEAP). BOTH LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT AND ENABLE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO SUCCEED IN THE JOB MARKET. ALL OF RESOURCE'S PROGRAMS, PARTNERS, BOARD, VOLUNTEERS, AND STAFF ARE WORKING TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT BY PRESERVING OUR RESOURCES AND PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN NEW SKILLS. RESOURCE'S MISSION AND PROGRAMS PROVE THAT WHEN WE REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF DISCARDED MATERIAL WASTE, WE INCREASE HUMAN POTENTIAL IN EVERY WAY.
RESOURCE USES ITS FIVE LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE JOB AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING TO DISPLACED PERSONS AND AT-RISK YOUTH, PROVIDE ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS, AND PREVENT MORE THAN 1,000 TONS OF MATERIAL FROM ENDING UP IN OUR LANDFILLS EACH YEAR. HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORES: RESOURCE OPERATES FOUR REUSE CENTERS THAT ACCEPT AND REDISTRIBUTE HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIALS. THESE CENTERS INCLUDE: RESOURCE'S HOUSEHOLD GOODS STORE IN BURLINGTON AT 266 PINE STREET, THE BUILDING MATERIALS STORE AT 339 PINE STREET IN BURLINGTON, THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL -CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O- STORE IN BARRE AT 30 GRANITE STREET, AND THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORE AT 590 EAST MAIN STREET IN HYDE PARK. THROUGH THESE REUSE CENTERS, RESOURCE FINDS NEW HOMES FOR MAJOR APPLIANCES, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE, AND INDUSTRIAL SURPLUS MATERIALS, WHICH ARE USED BY THE COMMUNITY AS ARTS, CRAFTS, AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES. RESOURCE'S REUSE OF BUILDING MATERIALS WAS STARTED IN 2001 AND EXPANDED IN 2009 AND AGAIN IN 2012 WITH GROWTH INTO WASHINGTON AND LAMOILLE COUNTIES RESPECTIVELY. THE BUILDING MATERIAL ENTERPRISE ADDRESSES BOTH THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BUILDING MATERIAL SALVAGE AND SUPPLY. MORE THAN 30 PERCENT OF THE MATERIAL IN LANDFILLS IS CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS INCLUDING LUMBER, HARDWOOD FLOORING, AND CABINET. AS THESE MATERIALS DEGRADE THEY RELEASE GASES, ESPECIALLY METHANE, A POWERFUL GREENHOUSE GAS. BY PICKING UP AND ACCEPTING REUSABLE BUILDING MATERIALS AT ZERO COST, RESOURCE SUPPORTS AND ENABLES CONTRACTORS AND HOME-OWNERS TO DECONSTRUCT AND SALVAGE BUILDING MATERIALS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD FILL A LANDFILL. THROUGH THIS SERVICE THE ORGANIZATION CREATES JOBS, PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, AND RELIEVES POVERTY BY MAKING THESE MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. BUILDING MATERIAL REUSE CLOSES THE LOOP IN THE BUILDING MATERIAL REUSE CYCLE BY PROVIDING AN OUTLET FOR HUNDREDS OF TONS OF WASTE THAT HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO REUSE OR RECYCLE. HOMEOWNERS, TENANTS, CONTRACTORS, ARTISANS, AND DEVELOPERS ALL SHOP AT RESOURCE'S BUILDING MATERIAL STORE FOR A VARIETY OF MATERIALS INCLUDING LUMBER, PLYWOOD, WINDOWS, DOORS, SINKS, LIGHTING, ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUE, AND WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS. WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS TRANSFORMS SALVAGED BUILDING MATERIALS INTO UNIQUE PRODUCTS SUCH AS BENCHES, TABLES, BIRDHOUSES, PICTURE FRAMES, CUTTING BOARDS, AND MORE. PRODUCING ATTRACTIVE NEW PRODUCTS FROM CONSTRUCTION WASTE CONTRIBUTES TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND HELPS LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS LEARN NEW AND MARKETABLE SKILLS. RESOURCE ALSO OFFERS A NUMBER OF SELF-SUSTAINING ENTERPRISES SO THAT ITS PROGRAMS, PEOPLE, AND PROMISES CAN GROW AND SERVE MORE PEOPLE EACH YEAR. THESE INCLUDE: MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR: TECHNICIANS ARE CERTIFIED IN REFRIGERATION, LP AND NATURAL GAS. REPAIR TECHNICIANS SERVICE APPLIANCES THROUGH THE WAREHOUSE IN SOUTH BURLINGTON AND IN CUSTOMER'S HOMES. COMPUTER REPAIR: THE COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP IS AN A+ CERTIFIED MICROSOFT REFURBISHER. TECHNICIANS REFURBISH DONATED COMPUTERS AND PROVIDE COMPUTER REPAIR AND UPGRADES. RESOURCE'S ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM HELPS ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY SERVING THOSE WITH THE LOWEST INCOME-THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD RESOURCE'S ALREADY LOW-COST GOODS-WHILE PROVIDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO ENROLLED TRAINEES, AND OFFERING ITEMS AND SERVICES FOR SALE TO A WIDER AUDIENCE AT A VERY REASONABLE COST. SUCCESS OF THE ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM IS MEASURED IN SEVERAL WAYS: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED, THE NUMBER OF PARTNER AGENCIES PARTICIPATING, THE ABILITY OF THE ORGANIZATION TO USE THE PROGRAM TO TRAIN APPRENTICE-STYLE AND WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINEES, AND THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS. RESOURCE'S TRAINING PROGRAMS SERVE A DIVERSE RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED NEW SKILLS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. MOST TRAINEES FIND THEIR WAY TO RESOURCE'S PROGRAMS VIA WORD OF MOUTH, COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE AND REHABILITATION AGENCIES, AND LOCAL SCHOOLS. STAFF WORKS CLOSELY WITH THESE AGENCIES AND THE TRAINEES THEMSELVES TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS ARE ACCOMMODATED WHILE HIGH STANDARDS ARE MAINTAINED. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING: RESOURCE'S APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING PROGRAM SERVES INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE READY TO WORK BUT NEED MARKETABLE JOB SKILLS AND WORK CREDENTIALS FOR THEIR DESIRED CAREER. SOME APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED OR UNDER-EMPLOYED; OTHERS ARE SKILLED IN OTHER TRADES BUT ARE RETRAINING BECAUSE THEIR JOBS HAVE DISAPPEARED DUE TO DOWNSIZING OR RELOCATION, OR NEED NEW SKILLS AFTER SUFFERING AN OCCUPATIONAL INJURY. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR, COMPUTERS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, AND THE WOODSHOP ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM. WORK EXPERIENCE: RESOURCE'S WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON TRAINING THROUGH CAREER START, LEAP, AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS. CAREER START: CAREER START PROVIDES CUSTOMIZED VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH LEARNING, PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES. THIS PROGRAM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO TRADITIONAL WORK SETTINGS, EXPECTATIONS AND SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL AND TRANSITION INTO HIGHER EDUCATION OR THE WORKING WORLD. STUDENTS ATTEND THE CAREER START PROGRAM DURING THEIR REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND MOST EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT. LEARN, EARN, AND PROSPER (LEAP): LEAP PROVIDES INTENSIVE SUMMER RESIDENTIAL TRAINING, PERIODIC WORKSHOPS AND ONGOING SUPPORT TO IN-SCHOOL YOUTH WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED. THE PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED TO GIVE YOUTH THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NEEDED TO PURSUE FURTHER EDUCATION, TRAINING AND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT. IT HAS DEVELOPED AND EXPANDED ITS REACH AND, WHILE REMAINING FOCUSED ON VERMONT YOUTH, NOW SERVES AN INCREASING NUMBER OF OUT-OF-STATE YOUTH WHO ARE BLIND AND LACK OPPORTUNITIES IN THEIR OWN STATE. LEAP TRAINEES WORK AT RESOURCE AND ARE PLACED IN AN AREA OF INTEREST AND MATCHED WITH STAFF THAT WILL SUPPORT THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF WORK SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE. THE TRAINEES DEVELOP INDEPENDENT LIVING AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS BY LIVING TOGETHER FOR THE SUMMER WITH LEAP CREW LEADERS. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING (EST): EST OFFERS FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AND CUSTOMIZED TRAININGS FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO NEED AN INTRODUCTION TO WORK AND WORKSITE EXPECTATIONS. THIS PROGRAM ALSO SUPPORTS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS THROUGH THE REACH UP PROGRAM WHO ARE COMPLETING WEEKLY COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN BENEFITS WHILE JOB HUNTING. REFERRING AGENCIES LOOK TO RESOURCE TO PROVIDE A SUPPORTIVE BUT STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT THAT GIVES PARTICIPANTS NEW SKILLS. YOUTHBUILD: RESOURCE'S YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM SERVES 16 TO 24-YEAR-OLD MEN AND WOMEN IN NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL VERMONT WHO HAVE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND NEED A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITY. YOUTH ARE TRAINED IN CONSTRUCTION SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WEATHERIZING HOMES, AND INSTALLING SOLAR SYSTEMS. STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED WHILE PREPARING FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OR COLLEGE. THE CURRICULUM INTEGRATES ACADEMICS WITH LIFE SKILLS. CLASSES ARE SMALL ALLOWING ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION TO STUDENTS. IN 2016 RESOURCE SERVED THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE/ORGANIZATIONS IN EACH PROGRAM AREA: TRAINING: 241 TRAINEES ENROLLED IN OUR JOB SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - YOUTHBUILD, APPRENTICE-STYLE, & CAREER PATH WORK EXPERIENCE - CAREER START, LEAP, & EST. POVERTY RELIEF: 794 PEOPLE WERE GIVEN ESSENTIAL GOODS THROUGH POVERTY RELIEF PROGRAM. RECIPIENTS INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO ESCAPE POVERTY AND VICTIMS OF DISASTER. 98 NONPROFIT AGENCIES WERE SERVED OR SUPPORTED THROUGH ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM 6 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING WEATHERIZED ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: THE COMMUNITY WAS SERVED THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INCLUDING: 1 SOLAR THERMAL INSTALLATION COMPLETED THROUGH YOUTHBUILD TRAINING PROGRAM REUSE OPERATIONS THAT KEPT 550,154 ITEMS OUT OF THE LANDFILL AND DIVERTED 737 TONS OF MATERIALS.
Program expenses$3,416,939.00$2,987,610.00$2,792,985.00$3,031,055.00 
Grants and allocations made$104,314.00$137,853.00$133,020.00$110,565.00 
Program descriptionRESOURCE USES ITS FIVE LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE JOB AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING TO DISPLACED PERSONS AND AT-RISK YOUTH, PROVIDE ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS, AND PREVENT MORE THAN 1,000 TONS OF MATERIAL FROM ENDING UP IN OUR LANDFILLS EACH YEAR. HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORES: RESOURCE OPERATES FOUR REUSE CENTERS THAT ACCEPT AND REDISTRIBUTE HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIALS. THESE CENTERS INCLUDE: RESOURCE'S HOUSEHOLD GOODS STORE IN BURLINGTON AT 266 PINE STREET, THE BUILDING MATERIALS STORE AT 339 PINE STREET IN BURLINGTON, THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL -CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O- STORE IN BARRE AT 30 GRANITE STREET, AND THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORE AT 590 EAST MAIN STREET IN HYDE PARK. THROUGH THESE REUSE CENTERS, RESOURCE FINDS NEW HOMES FOR MAJOR APPLIANCES, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE, AND INDUSTRIAL SURPLUS MATERIALS, WHICH ARE USED BY THE COMMUNITY AS ARTS, CRAFTS, AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES. RESOURCE'S REUSE OF BUILDING MATERIALS WAS STARTED IN 2001 AND EXPANDED IN 2009 AND AGAIN IN 2012 WITH GROWTH INTO WASHINGTON AND LAMOILLE COUNTIES RESPECTIVELY. THE BUILDING MATERIAL ENTERPRISE ADDRESSES BOTH THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BUILDING MATERIAL SALVAGE AND SUPPLY. MORE THAN 30 PERCENT OF THE MATERIAL IN LANDFILLS IS CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS INCLUDING LUMBER, HARDWOOD FLOORING, AND CABINET. AS THESE MATERIALS DEGRADE THEY RELEASE GASES, ESPECIALLY METHANE, A POWERFUL GREENHOUSE GAS. BY PICKING UP AND ACCEPTING REUSABLE BUILDING MATERIALS AT ZERO COST, RESOURCE SUPPORTS AND ENABLES CONTRACTORS AND HOME-OWNERS TO DECONSTRUCT AND SALVAGE BUILDING MATERIALS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD FILL A LANDFILL. THROUGH THIS SERVICE THE ORGANIZATION CREATES JOBS, PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, AND RELIEVES POVERTY BY MAKING THESE MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. BUILDING MATERIAL REUSE CLOSES THE LOOP IN THE BUILDING MATERIAL REUSE CYCLE BY PROVIDING AN OUTLET FOR HUNDREDS OF TONS OF WASTE THAT HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO REUSE OR RECYCLE. HOMEOWNERS, TENANTS, CONTRACTORS, ARTISANS, AND DEVELOPERS ALL SHOP AT RESOURCE'S BUILDING MATERIAL STORE FOR A VARIETY OF MATERIALS INCLUDING LUMBER, PLYWOOD, WINDOWS, DOORS, SINKS, LIGHTING, ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUE, AND WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS. WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS TRANSFORMS SALVAGED BUILDING MATERIALS INTO UNIQUE PRODUCTS SUCH AS BENCHES, TABLES, BIRDHOUSES, PICTURE FRAMES, CUTTING BOARDS, AND MORE. PRODUCING ATTRACTIVE NEW PRODUCTS FROM CONSTRUCTION WASTE CONTRIBUTES TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND HELPS LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS LEARN NEW AND MARKETABLE SKILLS. RESOURCE ALSO OFFERS A NUMBER OF SELF-SUSTAINING ENTERPRISES SO THAT ITS PROGRAMS, PEOPLE, AND PROMISES CAN GROW AND SERVE MORE PEOPLE EACH YEAR. THESE INCLUDE: MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR: TECHNICIANS ARE CERTIFIED IN REFRIGERATION, LP AND NATURAL GAS. REPAIR TECHNICIANS SERVICE APPLIANCES THROUGH THE WAREHOUSE IN SOUTH BURLINGTON AND IN CUSTOMER'S HOMES. COMPUTER REPAIR: THE COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP IS AN A+ CERTIFIED MICROSOFT REFURBISHER. TECHNICIANS REFURBISH DONATED COMPUTERS AND PROVIDE COMPUTER REPAIR AND UPGRADES. RESOURCE'S ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM HELPS ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY SERVING THOSE WITH THE LOWEST INCOME-THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD RESOURCE'S ALREADY LOW-COST GOODS-WHILE PROVIDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO ENROLLED TRAINEES, AND OFFERING ITEMS AND SERVICES FOR SALE TO A WIDER AUDIENCE AT A VERY REASONABLE COST. SUCCESS OF THE ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM IS MEASURED IN SEVERAL WAYS: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED, THE NUMBER OF PARTNER AGENCIES PARTICIPATING, THE ABILITY OF THE ORGANIZATION TO USE THE PROGRAM TO TRAIN APPRENTICE-STYLE AND WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINEES, AND THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS. RESOURCE'S TRAINING PROGRAMS SERVE A DIVERSE RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED NEW SKILLS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. MOST TRAINEES FIND THEIR WAY TO RESOURCE'S PROGRAMS VIA WORD OF MOUTH, COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE AND REHABILITATION AGENCIES, AND LOCAL SCHOOLS. STAFF WORKS CLOSELY WITH THESE AGENCIES AND THE TRAINEES THEMSELVES TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS ARE ACCOMMODATED WHILE HIGH STANDARDS ARE MAINTAINED. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING: RESOURCE'S APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING PROGRAM SERVES INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE READY TO WORK BUT NEED MARKETABLE JOB SKILLS AND WORK CREDENTIALS FOR THEIR DESIRED CAREER. SOME APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED OR UNDER-EMPLOYED; OTHERS ARE SKILLED IN OTHER TRADES BUT ARE RETRAINING BECAUSE THEIR JOBS HAVE DISAPPEARED DUE TO DOWNSIZING OR RELOCATION, OR NEED NEW SKILLS AFTER SUFFERING AN OCCUPATIONAL INJURY. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR, COMPUTERS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, AND THE WOODSHOP ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM. WORK EXPERIENCE: RESOURCE'S WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON TRAINING THROUGH CAREER START, LEAP, AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS. CAREER START: CAREER START PROVIDES CUSTOMIZED VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH LEARNING, PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES. THIS PROGRAM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO TRADITIONAL WORK SETTINGS, EXPECTATIONS AND SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL AND TRANSITION INTO HIGHER EDUCATION OR THE WORKING WORLD. STUDENTS ATTEND THE CAREER START PROGRAM DURING THEIR REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND MOST EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT. LEARN, EARN, AND PROSPER (LEAP): LEAP PROVIDES INTENSIVE SUMMER RESIDENTIAL TRAINING, PERIODIC WORKSHOPS AND ONGOING SUPPORT TO IN-SCHOOL YOUTH WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED. THE PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED TO GIVE YOUTH THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NEEDED TO PURSUE FURTHER EDUCATION, TRAINING AND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT. IT HAS DEVELOPED AND EXPANDED ITS REACH AND, WHILE REMAINING FOCUSED ON VERMONT YOUTH, NOW SERVES AN INCREASING NUMBER OF OUT-OF-STATE YOUTH WHO ARE BLIND AND LACK OPPORTUNITIES IN THEIR OWN STATE. LEAP TRAINEES WORK AT RESOURCE AND ARE PLACED IN AN AREA OF INTEREST AND MATCHED WITH STAFF THAT WILL SUPPORT THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF WORK SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE. THE TRAINEES DEVELOP INDEPENDENT LIVING AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS BY LIVING TOGETHER FOR THE SUMMER WITH LEAP CREW LEADERS. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING (EST): EST OFFERS FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AND CUSTOMIZED TRAININGS FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO NEED AN INTRODUCTION TO WORK AND WORKSITE EXPECTATIONS. THIS PROGRAM ALSO SUPPORTS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS THROUGH THE REACH UP PROGRAM WHO ARE COMPLETING WEEKLY COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN BENEFITS WHILE JOB HUNTING. REFERRING AGENCIES LOOK TO RESOURCE TO PROVIDE A SUPPORTIVE BUT STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT THAT GIVES PARTICIPANTS NEW SKILLS. YOUTHBUILD: RESOURCE'S YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM SERVES 16 TO 24-YEAR-OLD MEN AND WOMEN IN NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL VERMONT WHO HAVE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND NEED A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITY. YOUTH ARE TRAINED IN CONSTRUCTION SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WEATHERIZING HOMES, AND INSTALLING SOLAR SYSTEMS. STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED WHILE PREPARING FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OR COLLEGE. THE CURRICULUM INTEGRATES ACADEMICS WITH LIFE SKILLS. CLASSES ARE SMALL ALLOWING ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION TO STUDENTS. IN 2016 RESOURCE SERVED THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE/ORGANIZATIONS IN EACH PROGRAM AREA: TRAINING: 241 TRAINEES ENROLLED IN OUR JOB SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - YOUTHBUILD, APPRENTICE-STYLE, & CAREER PATH WORK EXPERIENCE - CAREER START, LEAP, & EST. POVERTY RELIEF: 794 PEOPLE WERE GIVEN ESSENTIAL GOODS THROUGH POVERTY RELIEF PROGRAM. RECIPIENTS INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO ESCAPE POVERTY AND VICTIMS OF DISASTER. 98 NONPROFIT AGENCIES WERE SERVED OR SUPPORTED THROUGH ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM 6 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING WEATHERIZED ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: THE COMMUNITY WAS SERVED THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INCLUDING: 1 SOLAR THERMAL INSTALLATION COMPLETED THROUGH YOUTHBUILD TRAINING PROGRAM REUSE OPERATIONS THAT KEPT 550,154 ITEMS OUT OF THE LANDFILL AND DIVERTED 737 TONS OF MATERIALS.RESOURCE USES ITS FIVE LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE JOB AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING TO DISPLACED PERSONS AND AT-RISK YOUTH, PROVIDE ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS, AND PREVENT MORE THAN 1,000 TONS OF MATERIAL FROM ENDING UP IN OUR LANDFILLS EACH YEAR. HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORES RESOURCE'S HOUSEHOLD GOODS STORE IN BURLINGTON AT 266 PINE STREET AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORE IN BARRE AT 30 GRANITE STREET REFURBISH DONATED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND RESELL THEM THROUGH A RETAIL STOREFRONT. AT THE STORES, RESOURCE FINDS NEW HOMES FOR MAJOR APPLIANCE, COMPUTER, ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE, AND INDUSTRIAL SURPLUS MATERIALS, WHICH ARE USED BY THE COMMUNITY AS ARTS, CRAFTS, AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES. ADDITIONALLY, RESOURCE'S BUILDING MATERIAL STORE AT 339 PINE STREET, BURLINGTON IS HOME TO THE DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE AND WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS. FOUNDED IN 2001, THE BUILDING MATERIAL ENTERPRISE ADDRESSES BOTH THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BUILDING MATERIAL SALVAGE AND SUPPLY. MORE THAN 30 PERCENT OF THE MATERIAL IN LANDFILLS IS CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS INCLUDING LUMBER, HARDWOOD FLOORING, AND CABINET. AS THESE MATERIALS DEGRADE THEY RELEASE GASES, ESPECIALLY METHANE, A POWERFUL GREENHOUSE GAS. RESOURCE'S DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE CAREFULLY AND SAFELY SALVAGES BUILDING MATERIALS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD FILL A LANDFILL. THROUGH THIS SERVICE THE ORGANIZATION CREATES JOBS, PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, AND RELIEVES POVERTY BY MAKING THESE MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT THE BUILDING MATERIAL STORE. THE BUILDING MATERIAL STORE CLOSES THE LOOP IN THE BUILDING MATERIAL REUSE CYCLE BY PROVIDING AN OUTLET FOR HUNDREDS OF TONS OF WASTE THAT HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO REUSE OR RECYCLE. HOMEOWNERS, TENANTS, CONTRACTORS, ARTISANS, AND DEVELOPERS ALL SHOP AT RESOURCE'S BUILDING MATERIAL STORE FOR A VARIETY OF MATERIALS INCLUDING LUMBER, PLYWOOD, WINDOWS, DOORS, SINKS, LIGHTING, ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUE, AND WASTE-NOT- PRODUCTS. WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS TRANSFORMS SALVAGED BUILDING MATERIALS INTO UNIQUE PRODUCTS SUCH AS BENCHES, TABLES, BIRDHOUSES, PICTURE FRAMES, CUTTING BOARDS, AND MORE. PRODUCING ATTRACTIVE NEW PRODUCTS FROM CONSTRUCTION WASTE CONTRIBUTES TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND HELPS LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS LEARN NEW AND MARKETABLE SKILLS. RESOURCE ALSO OFFERS A NUMBER OF SELF-SUSTAINING ENTERPRISES SO THAT ITS PROGRAMS, PEOPLE, AND PROMISES CAN GROW AND SERVE MORE PEOPLE EACH YEAR. THESE INCLUDE: MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR: TECHNICIANS ARE CERTIFIED IN REFRIGERATION, LP AND NATURAL GAS. REPAIR TECHNICIANS SERVICE APPLIANCES THROUGH THE WAREHOUSE IN SOUTH BURLINGTON AND IN CUSTOMER'S HOMES. COMPUTER REPAIR: THE COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP IS AN A+ CERTIFIED MICROSOFT REFURBISHER. TECHNICIANS OFFER FULL SERVICE COMPUTER REPAIR AND UPGRADES. RESOURCE'S ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM HELPS ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY SERVING THOSE WITH THE LOWEST INCOME-THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD RESOURCE'S ALREADY LOW-COST GOODS-WHILE PROVIDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO ENROLLED TRAINEES, AND OFFERING ITEMS AND SERVICES FOR SALE TO A WIDER AUDIENCE AT A VERY REASONABLE COST. SUCCESS OF THE ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM IS MEASURED IN SEVERAL WAYS: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED, THE NUMBER OF PARTNER AGENCIES PARTICIPATING, THE ABILITY OF THE ORGANIZATION TO USE THE PROGRAM TO TRAIN APPRENTICE-STYLE AND WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINEES, AND THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS. RESOURCE'S TRAINING PROGRAMS SERVE A DIVERSE RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED NEW SKILLS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. MOST TRAINEES FIND THEIR WAY TO RESOURCE'S PROGRAMS VIA WORD OF MOUTH, COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE AND REHABILITATION AGENCIES, AND LOCAL SCHOOLS. STAFF WORK CLOSELY WITH THESE AGENCIES AND THE TRAINEE THEMSELVES TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUAL NEED ARE ACCOMMODATED WHILE HIGH STANDARDS ARE MAINTAINED. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING RESOURCE'S APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING PROGRAM SERVES INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE READY TO WORK BUT NEED MARKETABLE JOB SKILLS AND WORK CREDENTIALS FOR THEIR DESIRED CAREER. SOME APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED OR UNDER-EMPLOYED; OTHERS ARE SKILLED IN OTHER TRADES BUT ARE RETRAINING BECAUSE THEIR JOBS HAVE DISAPPEARED DUE TO DOWNSIZING OR RELOCATION, OR NEED NEW SKILLS AFTER SUFFERING AN OCCUPATIONAL INJURY. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR, COMPUTERS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, AND THE WOODSHOP ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM. WORK EXPERIENCE RESOURCE'S WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON TRAINING THROUGH CAREER START, LEAP, AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS. CAREER START CAREER START PROVIDES CUSTOMIZED VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH LEARNING, PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES. THIS PROGRAM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO TRADITIONAL WORK SETTINGS, EXPECTATIONS AND SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL AND TRANSITION INTO HIGHER EDUCATION OR THE WORKING WORLD. STUDENTS ATTEND THE CAREER START PROGRAM DURING THEIR REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND MOST EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT. LEARN, EARN, AND PROSPER (LEAP)LEAP IS A COLLABORATION WITH THE GIBNEY FAMILY FOUNDATION, VT YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS (VYCC) LINKING LEARNING TO LIFE, AND THE VT ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED. THROUGH THIS MONTH-LONG RESIDENTIAL TRAINING PROGRAM, RESOURCE PROVIDES JOB SKILLS TRAINING 20 HOURS PER WEEK TO YOUTH WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED. VYCC CREW LEADERS TEACH INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING (EST) EST OFFERS FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AND CUSTOMIZED TRAININGS FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO NEED AN INTRODUCTION TO WORK AND WORKSITE EXPECTATIONS. THIS PROGRAM ALSO SUPPORTS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS THROUGH THE REACH UP PROGRAM WHO ARE COMPLETING WEEKLY COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN BENEFITS WHILE JOB HUNTING. REFERRING AGENCIES LOOK TO RESOURCE TO PROVIDE A SUPPORTIVE BUT STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT THAT GIVES PARTICIPANTS NEW SKILLS. YOUTHBUILD RESOURCE'S YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM SERVES 16 TO 24-YEAR-OLD MEN AND WOMEN IN NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL VERMONT WHO HAVE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND NEED A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITY. YOUTH ARE TRAINED IN CONSTRUCTION SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, LEARNING ENERGY EFFICIENCY SKILLS, AND WORKING ALONGSIDE THE DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE. STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED WHILE PREPARING FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OR COLLEGE. THE CURRICULUM INTEGRATES ACADEMICS WITH LIFE SKILLS. CLASSES ARE SMALL ALLOWING ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION TO STUDENTS. IN 2015 RESOURCE SERVED THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE/ORGANIZATIONS IN EACH PROGRAM AREA: TRAINING: 220 TRAINEES ENROLLED IN OUR JOB SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - YOUTHBUILD, APPRENTICE-STYLE, & CAREER PATH WORK EXPERIENCE - CAREER START, LEAP, & HELPING HANDS. POVERTY RELIEF: 1,011 PEOPLE GIVEN ESSENTIAL GOODS THROUGH POVERTY RELIEF PROGRAM. RECIPIENTS INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO ESCAPE POVERTY AND VICTIMS OF DISASTER. 116 NONPROFIT AGENCIES WERE SERVED OR SUPPORTED THROUGH ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM 7 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING WEATHERIZED ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: THE COMMUNITY WAS SERVED THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INCLUDING: 14 UNITS OF HOUSING WEATHERIZED 5 SOLAR THERMAL INSTALLATIONS COMPLETED THROUGH YOUTHBUILD TRAINING PROGRAM REUSE OPERATIONS THAT KEPT 526,031 ITEMS OUT OF THE LANDFILL AND DIVERTED 1,060 TONS OF MATERIALS.RESOURCE USES ITS FIVE LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE JOB AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING TO DISPLACED PERSONS AND AT-RISK YOUTH, PROVIDE ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS, AND PREVENT MORE THAN 1,000 TONS OF MATERIAL FROM ENDING UP IN OUR LANDFILLS EACH YEAR. HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORES RESOURCE'S HOUSEHOLD GOODS STORE IN BURLINGTON AT 266 PINE STREET AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORE IN BARRE AT 30 GRANITE STREET REFURBISH DONATED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND RESELL THEM THROUGH A RETAIL STOREFRONT. AT THE STORES, RESOURCE FINDS NEW HOMES FOR MAJOR APPLIANCE, COMPUTER, ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE, AND INDUSTRIAL SURPLUS MATERIALS, WHICH ARE USED BY THE COMMUNITY AS ARTS, CRAFTS, AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES. ADDITIONALLY, RESOURCE'S BUILDING MATERIAL STORE AT 339 PINE STREET, BURLINGTON IS HOME TO THE DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE AND WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS. FOUNDED IN 2001, THE BUILDING MATERIAL ENTERPRISE ADDRESSES BOTH THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BUILDING MATERIAL SALVAGE AND SUPPLY. MORE THAN 30 PERCENT OF THE MATERIAL IN LANDFILLS IS CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS INCLUDING LUMBER, HARDWOOD FLOORING, AND CABINET. AS THESE MATERIALS DEGRADE THEY RELEASE GASES, ESPECIALLY METHANE, A POWERFUL GREENHOUSE GAS. RESOURCE'S DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE CAREFULLY AND SAFELY SALVAGES BUILDING MATERIALS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD FILL A LANDFILL. THROUGH THIS SERVICE THE ORGANIZATION CREATES JOBS, PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, AND RELIEVES POVERTY BY MAKING THESE MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT THE BUILDING MATERIAL STORE. THE BUILDING MATERIAL STORE CLOSES THE LOOP IN THE BUILDING MATERIAL REUSE CYCLE BY PROVIDING AN OUTLET FOR HUNDREDS OF TONS OF WASTE THAT HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO REUSE OR RECYCLE. HOMEOWNERS, TENANTS, CONTRACTORS, ARTISANS, AND DEVELOPERS ALL SHOP AT RESOURCE'S BUILDING MATERIAL STORE FOR A VARIETY OF MATERIALS INCLUDING LUMBER, PLYWOOD, WINDOWS, DOORS, SINKS, LIGHTING, ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUE, AND WASTE-NOT- PRODUCTS. WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS TRANSFORMS SALVAGED BUILDING MATERIALS INTO UNIQUE PRODUCTS SUCH AS BENCHES, TABLES, BIRDHOUSES, PICTURE FRAMES, CUTTING BOARDS, AND MORE. PRODUCING ATTRACTIVE NEW PRODUCT FROM CONSTRUCTION WASTE CONTRIBUTES TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND HELPS LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS LEARN NEW AND MARKETABLE SKILLS. RESOURCE ALSO OFFERS A NUMBER OF SELF-SUSTAINING ENTERPRISES SO THAT ITS PROGRAMS, PEOPLE, AND PROMISES CAN GROW AND SERVE MORE PEOPLE EACH YEAR. THESE INCLUDE: MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR: TECHNICIANS ARE CERTIFIED IN REFRIGERATION, LP AND NATURAL GAS. REPAIR TECHNICIANS SERVICE APPLIANCES THROUGH THE WAREHOUSE IN WILLISTON AND IN CUSTOMER'S HOMES. COMPUTER REPAIR: THE COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP IS AN A+ CERTIFIED MICROSOFT REFURBISHER. TECHNICIANS OFFER FULL SERVICE COMPUTER REPAIR AND UPGRADES. RESOURCE'S ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM HELPS ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY SERVING THOSE WITH THE LOWEST INCOME-THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD RESOURCE'S ALREADY LOW-COST GOODS-WHILE PROVIDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO ENROLLED TRAINEES, AND OFFERING ITEMS AND SERVICES FOR SALE TO A WIDER AUDIENCE AT A VERY REASONABLE COST. SUCCESS OF THE ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM IS MEASURED IN SEVERAL WAYS: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED, THE NUMBER OF PARTNER AGENCIES PARTICIPATING, THE ABILITY OF THE ORGANIZATION TO USE THE PROGRAM TO TRAIN APPRENTICE-STYLE AND WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINEES, AND THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS. RESOURCE'S TRAINING PROGRAMS SERVE A DIVERSE RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED NEW SKILLS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. MOST TRAINEES FIND THEIR WAY TO RESOURCE'S PROGRAMS VIA WORD OF MOUTH, COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE AND REHABILITATION AGENCIES, AND LOCAL SCHOOLS. STAFF WORK CLOSELY WITH THESE AGENCIES AND THE TRAINEE THEMSELVES TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUAL NEED ARE ACCOMMODATED WHILE HIGH STANDARDS ARE MAINTAINED. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING RESOURCE'S APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING PROGRAM SERVES INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE READY TO WORK BUT NEED MARKETABLE JOB SKILLS AND WORK CREDENTIALS FOR THEIR DESIRED CAREER. SOME APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED OR UNDER-EMPLOYED; OTHERS ARE SKILLED IN OTHER TRADES BUT ARE RETRAINING BECAUSE THEIR JOBS HAVE DISAPPEARED DUE TO DOWNSIZING OR RELOCATION, OR NEED NEW SKILLS AFTER SUFFERING AN OCCUPATIONAL INJURY. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR, COMPUTERS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, AND THE WOODSHOP ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM. WORK EXPERIENCE RESOURCE'S WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON TRAINING THROUGH CAREER START, LEAP, AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS. CAREER START CAREER START PROVIDES CUSTOMIZED VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH LEARNING, PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES. THIS PROGRAM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO TRADITIONAL WORK SETTINGS, EXPECTATIONS AND SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL AND TRANSITION INTO HIGHER EDUCATION OR THE WORKING WORLD. STUDENTS ATTEND THE CAREER START PROGRAM DURING THEIR REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND MOST EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT. LEARN, EARN, AND PROSPER (LEAP)LEAP IS A COLLABORATION WITH THE GIBNEY FAMILY FOUNDATION, VT YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS (VYCC) LINKING LEARNING TO LIFE, AND THE VT ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED. THROUGH THIS MONTH-LONG RESIDENTIAL TRAINING PROGRAM, RESOURCE PROVIDES JOB SKILLS TRAINING 20 HOURS PER WEEK TO YOUTH WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED. VYCC CREW LEADERS TEACH INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING (EST) EST OFFERS FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AND CUSTOMIZED TRAININGS FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO NEED AN INTRODUCTION TO WORK AND WORKSITE EXPECTATIONS. THIS PROGRAM ALSO SUPPORTS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS THROUGH THE REACH UP PROGRAM WHO ARE COMPLETING WEEKLY COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN BENEFITS WHILE JOB HUNTING. REFERRING AGENCIES LOOK TO RESOURCE TO PROVIDE A SUPPORTIVE BUT STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT THAT GIVES PARTICIPANTS NEW SKILLS. YOUTHBUILD RESOURCE'S YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM SERVES 16 TO 24-YEAR-OLD MEN AND WOMEN IN NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL VERMONT WHO HAVE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND NEED A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITY. YOUTH ARE TRAINED IN CONSTRUCTION SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, LEARNING ENERGY EFFICIENCY SKILLS, AND WORKING ALONGSIDE THE DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE. STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED WHILE PREPARING FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OR COLLEGE. THE CURRICULUM INTEGRATES ACADEMICS WITH LIFE SKILLS. CLASSES ARE SMALL ALLOWING ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION TO STUDENTS. IN 2014 RESOURCE SERVED THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE/ORGANIZATIONS IN EACH PROGRAM AREA: TRAINING: 351 TRAINEES ENROLLED IN ONE OF THREE TRAINING PROGRAMS: YOUTHBUILD, APPRENTICE-STYLE, AND WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS. POVERTY RELIEF: 1,091 PEOPLE GIVEN ESSENTIAL GOODS THROUGH POVERTY RELIEF PROGRAM. RECIPIENTS INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO ESCAPE POVERTY AND VICTIMS OF DISASTER. 124 NONPROFIT AGENCIES WERE SERVED OR SUPPORTED THROUGH ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM 11 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING WEATHERIZED ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: THE COMMUNITY WAS SERVED THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INCLUDING 13 UNITS OF HOUSING WEATHERIZED. 15 SOLAR THERMAL INSTALLATIONS COMPLETED THROUGH YOUTHBUILD TRAINING PROGRAM REUSE OPERATIONS THAT KEPT 523,145 ITEMS OUT OF THE LANDFILL AND DIVERTED 1,069 TONS OF MATERIALS.RESOURCE USES ITS FIVE LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE JOB AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING TO DISPLACED PERSONS AND AT-RISK YOUTH, PROVIDE ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS, AND PREVENT MORE THAN 1,000 TONS OF MATERIAL FROM ENDING UP IN OUR LANDFILLS EACH YEAR. HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORES RESOURCE'S HOUSEHOLD GOODS STORE IN BURLINGTON AT 266 PINE STREET AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND BUILDING MATERIAL STORE IN BARRE AT 34 GRANITE STREET REFURBISH DONATED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND RESELL THEM THROUGH A RETAIL STOREFRONT. AT THE STORES, RESOURCE FINDS NEW HOMES FOR MAJOR APPLIANCE, COMPUTER, ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE, AND INDUSTRIAL SURPLUS MATERIALS, WHICH ARE USED BY THE COMMUNITY AS ARTS, CRAFTS, AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES. ADDITIONALLY, RESOURCE'S BUILDING MATERIAL STORE AT 339 PINE STREET, BURLINGTON IS HOME TO THE DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE AND WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS. FOUNDED IN 2001, THE BUILDING MATERIAL ENTERPRISE ADDRESSES BOTH THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BUILDING MATERIAL SALVAGE AND SUPPLY. MORE THAN 30 PERCENT OF THE MATERIAL IN LANDFILLS IS CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS INCLUDING LUMBER, HARDWOOD FLOORING, AND CABINET. AS THESE MATERIALS DEGRADE THEY RELEASE GASES, ESPECIALLY METHANE, A POWERFUL GREENHOUSE GAS. RESOURCE'S DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE CAREFULLY AND SAFELY SALVAGES BUILDING MATERIALS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD FILL A LANDFILL. THROUGH THIS SERVICE THE ORGANIZATION CREATES JOBS, PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, AND RELIEVES POVERTY BY MAKING THESE MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT THE BUILDING MATERIAL STORE. THE BUILDING MATERIAL STORE CLOSES THE LOOP IN THE BUILDING MATERIAL REUSE CYCLE BY PROVIDING AN OUTLET FOR HUNDREDS OF TONS OF WASTE THAT HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO REUSE OR RECYCLE. HOMEOWNERS, TENANTS, CONTRACTORS, ARTISANS, AND DEVELOPERS ALL SHOP AT RESOURCE'S BUILDING MATERIAL STORE FOR A VARIETY OF MATERIALS INCLUDING LUMBER, PLYWOOD, WINDOWS, DOORS, SINKS, LIGHTING, ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUE, AND WASTE-NOT- PRODUCTS. WASTE-NOT-PRODUCTS TRANSFORMS SALVAGED BUILDING MATERIALS INTO UNIQUE PRODUCTS SUCH AS BENCHES, TABLES, BIRDHOUSES, PICTURE FRAMES, CUTTING BOARDS, AND MORE. PRODUCING ATTRACTIVE NEW PRODUCT FROM CONSTRUCTION WASTE CONTRIBUTES TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND HELPS LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS LEARN NEW AND MARKETABLE SKILLS. RESOURCE ALSO OFFERS A NUMBER OF SELF-SUSTAINING ENTERPRISES SO THAT ITS PROGRAMS, PEOPLE, AND PROMISES CAN GROW AND SERVE MORE PEOPLE EACH YEAR. THESE INCLUDE: MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR: TECHNICIANS ARE CERTIFIED IN REFRIGERATION, LP AND NATURAL GAS. REPAIR TECHNICIANS SERVICE APPLIANCES THROUGH THE WAREHOUSE IN WILLISTON AND IN CUSTOMER'S HOMES. COMPUTER REPAIR: THE COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP IS AN A+ CERTIFIED MICROSOFT REFURBISHER. TECHNICIANS OFFER FULL SERVICE COMPUTER REPAIR AND UPGRADES. RESOURCE'S ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM HELPS ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY SERVING THOSE WITH THE LOWEST INCOME-THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD RESOURCE'S ALREADY LOW-COST GOODS-WHILE PROVIDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO ENROLLED TRAINEES, AND OFFERING ITEMS AND SERVICES FOR SALE TO A WIDER AUDIENCE AT A VERY REASONABLE COST. SUCCESS OF THE ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM IS MEASURED IN SEVERAL WAYS: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED, THE NUMBER OF PARTNER AGENCIES PARTICIPATING, THE ABILITY OF THE ORGANIZATION TO USE THE PROGRAM TO TRAIN APPRENTICE-STYLE AND WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINEES, AND THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS. RESOURCE'S TRAINING PROGRAMS SERVE A DIVERSE RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED NEW SKILLS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. MOST TRAINEES FIND THEIR WAY TO RESOURCE'S PROGRAMS VIA WORD OF MOUTH, COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE AND REHABILITATION AGENCIES, AND LOCAL SCHOOLS. STAFF WORK CLOSELY WITH THESE AGENCIES AND THE TRAINEE THEMSELVES TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUAL NEED ARE ACCOMMODATED WHILE HIGH STANDARDS ARE MAINTAINED. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING RESOURCE'S APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING PROGRAM SERVES INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE READY TO WORK BUT NEED MARKETABLE JOB SKILLS AND WORK CREDENTIALS FOR THEIR DESIRED CAREER. SOME APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED OR UNDER-EMPLOYED; OTHERS ARE SKILLED IN OTHER TRADES BUT ARE RETRAINING BECAUSE THEIR JOBS HAVE DISAPPEARED DUE TO DOWNSIZING OR RELOCATION, OR NEED NEW SKILLS AFTER SUFFERING AN OCCUPATIONAL INJURY. APPRENTICE-STYLE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR, COMPUTERS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, AND THE WOODSHOP ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM. WORK EXPERIENCE RESOURCE'S WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON TRAINING THROUGH CAREER START, LEAP, AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS. CAREER START CAREER START PROVIDES CUSTOMIZED VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH LEARNING, PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES. THIS PROGRAM INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO TRADITIONAL WORK SETTINGS, EXPECTATIONS AND SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL AND TRANSITION INTO HIGHER EDUCATION OR THE WORKING WORLD. STUDENTS ATTEND THE CAREER START PROGRAM DURING THEIR REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND MOST EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT. LEARN, EARN, AND PROSPER (LEAP)LEAP IS A COLLABORATION WITH THE GIBNEY FAMILY FOUNDATION, VT YOUTH CONCERVATION CORPS (VYCC) LINKING LEARNING TO LIFE, AND THE VT ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED. THROUGH THIS MONTH-LONG RESIDENTIAL TRAINING PROGRAM, RESOURCE PROVIDES JOB SKILLS TRAINING 20 HOURS PER WEEK TO YOUTH WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED. VYCC CREW LEADERS TEACH INDEPENDENT LIVINGSKILLS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING EST OFFERS FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AND CUSTOMIZED TRAININGS FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO NEED AN INTRODUCTION TO WORK AND WORKSITE EXPECTATIONS. THIS PROGRAM ALSO SUPPORTS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS THROUGH THE REACH UP PROGRAM WHO ARE COMPETING WEEKLY COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN BENEFIT WHILE JOB HUNTING. REFERRING AGENCIES LOOK TO RESOURCE TO PROVIDE A SUPPORTIVE BUT STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT THAT GIVES PARTICIPANTS NEW SKILLS. YOUTHBUILD RESOURCE'S YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM SERVES 16-24-YEAR-OLD MEN AND WOMEN IN NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL VERMONT WHO HAVE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND NEED A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITY. YOUTH ARE TRAINED IN CONSTRUCTION SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, LEARNING ENERGY EFFICIENCY SKILLS, AND WORKING ALONGSIDE THE DECONSTRUCTION SERVICE. STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED WHILE PREPARING FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OR COLLEGE. THE CURRICULUM INTEGRATES ACADEMICS WITH LIFE SKILLS. CLASSES ARE SMALL ALLOWING ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION TO STUDENTS. IN 2013 RESOURCE SERVED THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE/ORGANIZATIONS IN EACH PROGRAM AREA: TRAINING: 203 TRAINEES ENROLLED IN ONE OF THREE TRAINING PROGRAMS: YOUTHBUILD, APPRENTICE-STYLE, AND WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS. POVERTY RELIEF: 1,084 PEOPLE GIVEN ESSENTIAL GOODS THROUGH POVERTY RELIEF PROGRAM. RECIPIENTS INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO ESCAPE POVERTY AND VICTIMS OF DISASTER. 75 NONPROFIT AGENCIES WERE SERVED OR SUPPORTED THROUGH ESSENTIAL GOODS PROGRAM 28 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING WEATHERIZED ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: THE COMMUNITY WAS SERVED THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INCLUDING 29 UNITS OF HOUSING WEATHERIZED. 11 SOLAR THERMAL INSTALLATIONS COMPLETED THROUGH YOUTHBUILD TRAINING PROGRAM REUSE OPERATIONS THAT KEPT 500,083 ITEMS OUT OF THE LANDFILL AND DIVERTED 1,080 TONS OF MATERIALS. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$4,015,597.00$3,586,773.00$3,513,923.00$3,778,745.00$4,289,390.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$2,529,056.00$2,099,636.00$2,006,454.00$2,164,747.00$2,010,801.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$785,547.00$787,531.00$717,583.00$495,942.00$569,305.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00$15.00$8.00$11.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$2,529,056.00$2,099,636.00$2,006,454.00$2,164,747.00$2,010,801.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$6,594.00$7,197.00$8,909.00$70,800.00
Program service revenue (total)$1,486,541.00$1,480,543.00$1,500,257.00$1,605,081.00$2,207,778.00
Gross receipts$4,015,597.00$3,586,773.00$3,513,923.00$3,778,745.00$4,289,390.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns    $31,312.00
Revenue from gov't grants$972,982.00$527,228.00$552,203.00$493,355.00$916,719.00
Revenue from all other contributions$1,556,074.00$1,572,408.00$1,454,251.00$1,671,392.00$1,062,770.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)    $50,000.00
Miscellaneous revenue (total) -$6.00-$3.00-$3.00-$3.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments  $15.00$8.00$11.00
Net rental income $6,600.00$7,200.00$8,912.00$20,803.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$4,183,115.00$3,684,809.00$3,468,085.00$3,564,248.00$4,328,210.00
Total functional expenses: program service $3,416,939.00$2,987,610.00$2,792,985.00$3,031,055.00$3,810,058.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$629,038.00$564,621.00$552,853.00$404,846.00$364,888.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$137,138.00$132,578.00$122,247.00$128,347.00$153,264.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,595,076.00$1,579,543.00$1,554,016.00$1,455,686.00$1,280,231.00
Total assets, beginning of year$1,579,543.00$1,554,016.00$1,455,686.00$1,280,231.00$2,250,171.00
Total liabilities$1,347,983.00$375,872.00$252,309.00$199,817.00$240,017.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$375,872.00$252,309.00$199,817.00$240,017.00$1,273,845.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$277,155.00$205,639.00$304,345.00$260,616.00$274,903.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$1,123,316.00$1,009,413.00$1,179,392.00$969,195.00$973,690.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$123,777.00$194,258.00$122,315.00$286,674.00$66,524.00
Net assets$1,247,093.00$1,203,671.00$1,301,707.00$1,255,869.00$1,040,214.00
Net assets, beginning of year$1,203,671.00$1,301,707.00$1,255,869.00$1,040,214.00$976,326.00
Other assets$15,038.00$19,350.00$6,339.00$6,339.00$6,204.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$257,401.00$175,198.00$190,559.00$271,532.00$136,851.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$175,198.00$190,559.00$271,532.00$136,851.00$129,986.00
Investments -- program-related $611,709.00$622,956.00$568,733.00$520,304.00
Inventories for sale or use$148,932.00$163,055.00$98,309.00$90,654.00$82,018.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$167,518.00-$98,036.00$45,838.00$214,497.00-$38,820.00
Advertising (total)$39,222.00$20,277.00$26,137.00$41,371.00$13,867.00
Savings & temp cash investment$22,216.00$34,088.00$14,432.00$10,231.00$6,689.00
Accounts receivable, net$75,647.00$173,864.00$136,752.00$89,616.00$105,561.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$56,996.00$42,896.00$57,729.00$49,612.00$9,879.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$270,592.00$211,136.00$213,805.00$173,874.00$227,576.00
Deferred revenue$33,742.00$24,056.00$19,061.00$25,943.00$12,441.00
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$154,870.00$90,507.00   
Secured mortgages and notes payable$888,779.00$50,173.00$19,443.00  
Total net assets or fund balances$1,247,093.00$1,203,671.00$1,301,707.00$1,255,869.00$1,040,214.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$111,572.00$56,436.00$47,165.00$60,250.00$75,312.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1212111111
Number of independent voting members1111101010
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Audit on consolidated basis TrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with employeeTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Org has controlled entityTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Org transacted with controlled entityTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-11-222017-03-022016-02-032014-10-242013-12-20
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.3
Filing identifier201732919349301053201603199349308065201533139349300308201401899349301405201303179349305910
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