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Partnership for Change appoints Jaye O’Connell to steering committee
Organization supports the work of remodeling public education in Winooski and Burlington
WINOOSKI (Sept. 24, 2014) – Jaye O’Connell has been named to the steering committee of Partnership for Change, a community-based organization aimed at remodeling public education in Winooski and Burlington to align with what all young people need to thrive in a complex global society.
Established in 2012, Partnership for Change is funded in part with a grant from Nellie Mae Education Foundation. The steering committee brings together students, teachers, parents and community partners with a common vision to enable all learners to develop the skills, knowledge and relationships necessary to become confident, motivated and self-sufficient learners who are successful in college and careers and are engaged in their communities.
O’Connell is director of compliance and information security officer for Vermont Student Assistance Corp. A native Vermonter and resident of Essex Junction, O’Connell takes a strong interest in healthy communities. She has been an informal community leader and was instrumental in starting a grassroots downtown revitalization effort in partnership with municipal leaders, community stakeholders, friends and neighbors.
O’Connell holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from St. Lawrence University and is a recent graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute through the Snelling Center for Government.
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit corporation created by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school. VSAC administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan; outreach services to encourage low-income students to aspire to and complete college; college and career planning services for all Vermonters; need-based state grants for full-time, part-time and non-degree study; public and private scholarship programs; and Vermont Advantage education loans. Find us at www.vsac.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VermontStudentAssistanceCorporation.