Connect with CAPA

CAPA provides opportunities for local communities, the state, the nation, and the world to obtain non-partisan, evidence-based research; to engage with conflict resolution practitioners; and to acquire the necessary skills to make change in their communities.

CAPA brings students and faculty in conversation with outside partners to identify and address problems and, with combined resources, work toward sustainable solutions. Whether providing research to legislators, mediating conflict, or strategizing on how best to work on an intractable problem, CAPA simultaneously answers the call for assistance while preparing students to be active leaders. CAPA’s director welcomes requests and proposals from legislators, organizations, and active citizens committed to addressing the challenges of our world today through innovative and collaborative efforts.

Examples of past and current projects include partnering with the Village of North Bennington and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to convert street lamps to LEDs (2014); providing Vermont Legislature research on public/private partnerships and juvenile justice reform (2014); providing the Town of Bennington with an assets map of all educational opportunities K-12 in Bennington County; and providing leadership training to young environmental leaders from conflict zones around the world (2014: Israel, Palestine, Jordan; 2015: Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan).

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Please direct inquiries to

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LED Project

A partnership between CAPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Efficiency Vermont, and the Village of North Bennington