Community Economic Development

At Capstone, we believe in a community-based approach to community development. Our Community Economic Development programs build knowledge, wealth, and assets of the communities we serve. Through classes, coaching, and counseling, we help people build businesses and personal financial capability to lead successful financial lives and contribute to their communities.

  • sunflower salon
    Savings & Credit Programs
  • Community Kitchen Academy
  • business
    Micro Business Development Program
  • Micro Business Development Program
  • Tax Preparation Program
  • Workforce Development Program
  • Community Kitchen Academy
  • child with apple
    Child Care Food Program
  • Community Kitchen Academy
  • Community Kitchen Academy
  • Tax Preparation Program
  • AmeriCorps
  • Community Kitchen Academy

Programs in this department

AmeriCorps

  AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.  

Child Care Food Program

Assisting family child care providers to serve nutritious meals and snacks that appeal to children. The Child Care Food Program (CCFP) offers lifetime benefits.

Community Kitchen Academy

Turn your love of cooking into a career with this intensive training program where you can earn college credits and gain the skills you need for a culinary career.

Micro Business Development Program

Have you ever considered launching a business?  Do you have a business but still have questions and would like to learn more about business management?From startup to long-term sustainability, we support new and established entrepreneurs to make their dreams and aspirations a reality.

Savings & Credit Programs

Do you struggle to pay your bills each month?  Would you like to improve your credit? Are you ready to save for a first home, a business expense or higher education?  We can help. 

Tax Preparation Program

Do you need assistance filing your income taxes? Do you want to know if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit? We can help.

Workforce Development Program

Creating job opportunities and building a workforce that can take advantage of those jobs is an important piece of the puzzle to end poverty in Vermont. At Capstone, we develop partnerships across sectors, advocate for policies that support job creation and local economic development and implement innovative programs to get Vermonters to work building the sustainable communities of tomorrow.

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