2019 Snapshots

The John T. Gorman Foundation wants to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We are proud of the collaborations we have been a part of in 2019 and look forward to the year ahead of working with our committed partners to improve the lives of disadvantaged Mainers. Here’s to 2020! Selected 2019 Snapshots… Read more »

Grants Support Census Outreach for Hard-to-Count Communities

The John T. Gorman Foundation joined several other organizations in establishing the Maine Census Outreach Fund 2020, which today made 14 grants to nonprofit to help boost participation in hard-to-count communities in the 2020 Census. A press release is below as well as the list of recipients. ——– Augusta, ME (December 18, 2019) – The… Read more »

Whole Family Approach to Jobs: Lessons Learned

Since 2017, the John T. Gorman Foundation has partnered in the Whole Family Approach to Jobs, a cross-sector initiative to strengthen New England’s workforce with a two-generation approach. Headed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Region 1 and the National Conference of State Legislatures, the initiative also… Read more »

Foundation Staff, Fellow Meet with Nation’s Top Doctor

In November, John T. Gorman Foundation Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee (right) had the chance to brief U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on work the Foundation is supporting to address the public health crisis of childhood lead poisoning in Lewiston. “Confronting this crisis by building safer housing is essential, but it’s also an opportunity… Read more »

10 Maine Leaders Complete John T. Gorman Fellowship

Intensive program strengthens leaders’ capacity to make a measurable difference in the lives of Maine people PORTLAND, Maine – This month, 10 leaders from across Maine completed the 2019 John T. Gorman Fellowship, an intensive program designed to strengthen their ability to make a measurable difference in the lives of disadvantaged Mainers. This is the… Read more »

Foundation Lends Support to New Public-Private Partnership to Address Elder Abuse

—–John T. Gorman Foundation President Tony Cipollone and Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee attended today’s signing ceremony, as the Foundation has pledged its support of this important partnership. Below is the Governor’s Press Release.—- Joined by lawmakers, advocates for older Mainers, and other state government officials, Governor Janet Mills today signed an Executive Order establishing… Read more »

Fall ’19 Foundation News of Note

UPDATED RESOURCES: The Foundation maintains a frequently updated library of resources with the latest data, reports, and findings on our priority areas: young children, older youth, families and seniors. Take a look here at the latest. IN THE NEWS: Watch a great interview with Portland Public Library’s new residential social worker, a position supported through… Read more »

Maine Prepares for New Federal Law with Aim of Keeping More Families Together

John T. Gorman Foundation sponsors an event to inform Maine stakeholders on the Family First Services Prevention Act, a new federal child welfare law aimed at strengthening at-risk families   The stability, emotional connection, and support a child receives from their family form the foundation for well-being and future success. Yet, many families struggle at… Read more »

Rising to the Challenge

When 300 asylum seekers unexpectedly arrived in Portland this summer, John T. Gorman Fellow Gail Cressey led successful efforts to prepare 85 immigrant children for the rapidly approaching school year. In late June, groups of asylum seekers from Central African nations started to arrive in Portland by Greyhound bus. They would eventually number 300, including… Read more »

In Lewiston, A Cause for Applause

Growing Our Tree Streets, a transformation plan for Lewiston’s Tree Streets neighborhood, reaches an important milestone On September 17, the Lewiston City Council voted unanimously to adopt Growing Our Tree Streets, a HUD Choice Neighborhood transformation plan centered on Lewiston’s Tree Streets neighborhood.  Rules against cheering couldn’t keep the packed chambers from erupting in applause.… Read more »