Foundation Hires Three New Staff Members

Portland, Maine—The John T. Gorman Foundation has recently welcomed three new members to its staff—Communications Director Andrew Colvin, Program Associate Alexis Mann, and Administration Associate Yvonne Dorrington. Communications Director Andrew Colvin comes to the Foundation with over a decade of experience in Maine non-profit and government communications. He most recently served 9 years as Deputy… Read more »

Welcome to Our New Website

  Thank you for visiting the John T. Gorman Foundation’s newly redesigned website! The goals of this new design are to: Make it easier for users to access and navigate the site on both desktop and mobile devices; Present captivating images of real Mainers in the communities where we work; Offer clear information on how… Read more »

Foundation Sponsors Maine Public Series on Childcare

The John T. Gorman Foundation has sponsored Maine Public’s Deep Dive on Childcare–a comprehensive look at the troubles Maine families have in finding and affording care for their young children, the challenges teachers and providers are up against, and some strategies that are making headway. This infographic says a lot, but for all the details,… Read more »

Mapping the Benefits Cliff

[This article was taken from the Foundation’s Spring 2019 Newsletter] As the proverbial myth goes, the poor simply need to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” to get out of poverty. But all too often, when low-income families pull up one strap, the other just gets shorter. Take these stories from Downeast Maine. Wendy worries… Read more »

Institute Strengthens 2-Gen Practices

Some of the most effective programs for ending the cycle of poverty are ones where the needs of parents and their children are addressed at the same time—what has become known as the 2-generation, or 2-gen, model. As part of its continued commitment to 2-gen programs in Maine, the John T. Gorman Foundation convened its… Read more »

Farewell, Sara; Welcome, Andy

The John T. Gorman Foundation has bid a fond farewell to Senior Program Associate Sara Gagné-Holmes, who is now a Deputy Commissioner at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Over the last four years, Sara has been at the forefront of the foundation’s workforce development investments and initiatives for older youth—bringing to these… Read more »