Discover St. Johnsbury, the Community Restorative Justice Center, and the St. Johnsbury Community Hub have received a $30,000 grant

ST. JOHNSBURY — Working together, Discover St. Johnsbury, the Community Restorative Justice Center, and the St. Johnsbury Community Hub have received a $30,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Regional and Local Impact program to re-establish St. Johnsbury’s neighborhood associations, to create intentional points of social and civic engagement for all community members. All three organizations share community-building purposes as part of their missions, and they decided to work together to create a plan for re-establishing the associations. This collaboration flows from each organization’s work to form deeper connections between neighbors in St. Johnsbury, to welcome new residents, to develop a shared sense of community pride, and to create bonds that cross socio-economic and political divides.