The John T. Gorman Fellowship Program Helps Maine’s Nonprofit Leaders Succeed

At the John T. Gorman Foundation, we’re proud to support many organizations that are improving the lives of Mainers throughout the state. But we know that these organizations’ greatest resource is the dedicated staff who serve as their leadership. In 2014, we made the strategic decision to help bolster this resource by establishing the inaugural… Read more »

The Maine Community College System and the John T. Gorman Foundation: A Valued Partnership

Community colleges’ commitment to delivering high-quality education to non-traditional, first-generation and returning students makes them highly effective in providing individuals and families with paths out of poverty. A number of the goals and strategies of the John T. Gorman Foundation rely on close collaboration with the Maine Community College System, and it’s a relationship we’re… Read more »

Gateway to Opportunity Gives Young Mainers Memorable Summers

Summer jobs are an important source of income, structure and self-esteem for young Mainers, but these opportunities are increasingly hard to come by. Indeed, the unemployment rate for Maine youth between the ages of 16 and 19 is more than three times the overall rate. Low-income teens are disproportionately affected by this shortage: national research… Read more »

Summer Learning Initiative Broadens to Include More Community-Based Programming and School-Based Sites

Schoolchildren all over Maine are counting down the days until summer vacation begins. This year, more young kids will benefit from literacy-based programming that will keep them from losing ground over the break. As part of our efforts to help Maine’s children read proficiently by the end of third grade, the John T. Gorman Foundation… Read more »

Grantee Profile: Lydia Home Association

Program: Safe Families for Children All parents need a support network, and that’s never truer than in times of crisis. For many vulnerable families in Maine who face adverse circumstances, Safe Families for Children (SFFC) serves as that support network. A program of Lydia Home Association, a Chicago-based organization that’s been helping families for over… Read more »

Family Futures Downeast Offers Opportunities for Parents and Children in Washington County

Increasingly, policymakers, practitioners and other thought-leaders nationally are recommending that social service programs transition from considering the needs of children and adults separately to designing services that are meant to work for the whole family. Called a “two-generation approach,” the underlying principle of this strategy is that permanent family economic security is easier to attain… Read more »