Umbrella set to unveil its new gelato shop, Dolcetti in Newport

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NEWPORT — Umbrella’s tasty new social enterprise, Dolcetti, a gelato shop, is scheduled for its grand opening this summer in Newport’s Tasting Center.

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Umbrella is excited about this new venture and to be a part of Newport’s growing economy as well as staying true to their mission of empowering women to lead independent lives.

The women of Dolcetti participate in a supportive vocational training program while practicing all aspects of business development, from product design and marketing to accounting and customer service.

These skills are essential to ensuring that the women of Dolcetti have the tools they need to lead the lives they deserve.

Dolcetti also provides training and employment opportunities to women, empowering them to lead independent lives.

Dolcetti crafts unique blends of gelato that feature pure, locally-sourced ingredients. Using milk and cream from regional dairy farms, Vermont maple syrup from local sugaring producers, and sun-ripened berries from area growers.

Umbrella exists to ensure that communities in Caledonia, Orleans, and Essex counties offer safety, support, and options for self-determination to women and families.