innovation at work
Relationships, Resources and Resilience.
United Way’s Working Bridges is an innovative program designed to improve job retention, stability and advancement by supporting employees and students with community resources. Using the workplace to connect with employees directly, Working Bridges helps working Vermonters to reach stability and thrive while supporting human resource departments, reducing employee turnover, and increasing productivity.
Working Bridges was created at United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT) and launched in 2007 with three founding employers based in Northwest Vermont: Rhino Foods, University of Vermont Medical Center, and Engleberth Construction. UWNWVT helped launch Working Bridges with Green Mountain United Way in 2016 to serve workplaces in Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom.