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Carolyn Vermont

Community Advisor

Carolyn Vermont is a consultant providing services in the areas of leadership, career readiness, conflict resolution and gun violence prevention. She is a native of Jamaica, West Indies and has lived in Bridgeport most of her life. She volunteers for numerous organizations and has received many awards. She was recently recognized as a ChangeMaker at the 2016 White House Summit on the United State Of Women in Washington, DC.Carolyn received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fairfield University and pursued doctoral studies at the University of Bridgeport. She is a certified Ethics Instructor and Marriage Educator.

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  1. 'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A vigil was held on the McLevy Green in Bridgeport on Sunday to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va."Join us as we condemn the terrorist acts happening in Charlottesville," said a Facebook post, calling it a "Vigil for Charlottesville and Against Hate."About a hundred people gathered in ...

  2. Woman Dies In Overnight House Fire In Bridgeport

    Woman Dies In Overnight House Fire In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — One woman died and two other residents were hospitalized after a fire destroyed a house early Sunday in Bridgeport, according to city spokeswoman. The Bridgeport Fire Department was dispatched to the home at 335 Seltsam Road at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, according to a statement from Bridgeport spokeswoman Rowena White.Three residents were in the home at the ...

  3. Gubernatorial Hopeful David Walker To Address Bridgeport Rotary

    Gubernatorial Hopeful David Walker To Address Bridgeport Rotary

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — David Walker, a gubernatorial hopeful, will speak on "Creating a Better Future in the U.S., Connecticut and Bridgeport" in an address Tuesday to the Bridgeport Rotary. Walker, a resident of Bridgeport, is a CPA with over 40 years of leadership experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He received appointments from Presidents Reagan, Bush and ...

  4. Bridgeport Officer Embraces Jamaican Roots While Reaching Out In Community

    Bridgeport Officer Embraces Jamaican Roots While Reaching Out In Community

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. --  Community has always been important to Bridgeport Police Officer Kateema Riettie. It's something that was instilled in her as a young girl growing up in Jamaica. “Coming from Jamaica and coming here, I never took anything lightly within the community,” Riettie said. “In Jamaica, when you live in a community, everyone knows each other. And if an adult tells a kid to ...

  5. All Black Men Matter Conference Taking Place In Bridgeport

    All Black Men Matter Conference Taking Place In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Housatonic Community College is hosting a conference focusing on the personal and societal issues facing black men and boys statewide and regionally from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.The event, tentatively titled “The State of Black Manhood/All Black Men Matter Conference,” will include a full-day series of workshops covering topics such as domestic ...

  6. 'Healthier You' Resource Fair Comes To Bridgeport

    'Healthier You' Resource Fair Comes To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Health Career Academy will host the 2016 Healthier You Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cesar Batalla School, 606 Howard Ave.The free event will feature a variety of resources, including health screenings, wellness programs, food and nutrition, fitness tips and health providers.A number of children's activities will be available, as ...

  7. Trumbull Man Earns Honor As 69th Ringmaster Of Bridgeport's Barnum Festival

    Trumbull Man Earns Honor As 69th Ringmaster Of Bridgeport's Barnum Festival

    TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Trumbull resident Terry O’Connor, 69, executive director of Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center in Bridgeport, recently was named the 69th ringmaster of the 2017 Barnum Festival."The Barnum Festival is proud and honored to have Terry O'Connor as the 2017 ringmaster," said Frank Carroll, president of the festival’s board of directors. ...

  8. Registration Open For 20th Annual Community Career Fair In Bridgeport

    Registration Open For 20th Annual Community Career Fair In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Registration is open for those interested in attending the 20th Annual Community Career Fair in Bridgeport on Thursday, Oct. 6.Hosted by the American Job Center, the event will be held at Housatonic Community College, located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport. V.I.P tickets will give access from 9 to 10 a.m. with general public to follow from 10 a.m. to 3 ...

  9. Bridgeport Police Officer To Be Honored At West Indian Scholarship Banquet

    Bridgeport Police Officer To Be Honored At West Indian Scholarship Banquet

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport Police Officer Kateema Riettie will receive the Making A Difference-Outstanding Community Service Award from the West Indian American Association of Greater Bridgeport. The award will be presented at the 19th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. College scholarship recipients ...

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