Community Facilities

Old North End Community Center

Built in 1929, St. Joseph School for decades was the heart of Burlington’s Old North End. To save this critical community asset, Champlain Housing Trust purchased and completely renovated the building into a thriving community center serving an estimated 4,000 people through the programs of its nonprofit tenants as well as public events.

Demonstrating our commitment to—and the community’s need for—the project, Champlain Housing Trust installed a new elevator in the building before the purchase was completed. Working with many partners, the reimagined building is now is a locus of activity thanks to tenants including Robin’s Nest Children’s Center, The Family Room, Very Merry Theatre, and AALV, which helps new Americans from all parts of the world gain independence. And so, so much more.