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MSJ receives grant from the Vermont Community Foundation

Mount Saint Joseph Academy recently received a $2,500 grant to support Diversity and Equity Professional Development for their teachers, administrators and staff. The grant was awarded as part of the Vermont Community Foundation's Small and Inspiring Grants program. Through this program, the Community Foundation fosters the spark and hope that keep Vermonters healthy and happy by finding and supporting projects in every Vermont town where a small grant can make a big difference.

MSJ is collaborating with the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity in a new grassroots effort to strengthen MSJ's faculty and staff's ability to effectively enhance bias reduction in the academic community. With this program, MSJ will be the leader in diversity and equity training, a model for other local schools, both parochial and public, and foster a larger ranging collaboration with local leaders within the greater Rutland community.

Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school located at 127 Convent Ave., Rutland, Vt, specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ's tradition of academic excellence in the Rutland region dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882.  For more info visit www.msjvermont.org or call (802) 775-0151.