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Lewiston construction graduates celebrate building futures

Lewiston construction graduates celebrate building futures

Sun Journal – LEWISTON — A group of Lewiston Adult Education students have gained construction and work readiness training along with work experience thanks to local partnerships. The Lewiston Construction Training Program students celebrated their graduation on April 25 at Tree Street Youth Community Center. The graduates were Isaias Mulume, Farah Djireh, Abdulrazzaq Al Masoodi, Abdikani Abdulle and... ... [Read More]
Spring 2017 Newsletter

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Now that we're well into another short-lived spring, we wanted to bring you up to date on some of the Foundation's recent activities. In this issue of our quarterly newsletter, you'll find stories that cover a wide range of efforts that are working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the state. ... [Read More]
Report: Only a Tenth of Eligible Maine Kids Able to Access Early Head Start Services

Report: Only a Tenth of Eligible Maine Kids Able to Access Early Head Start Services

Patty Wight - Maine Public – Maine has only about 800 slots for babies and toddlers to receive Early Head Start services, but about 8,000 kids are eligible. That's the finding of a new report from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.  Researcher Jessica Carson says Maine's situation is better than the national average, but still leaves many kids behind. ... [Read More]
Research shows how childhood poverty squeezes Maine businesses

Research shows how childhood poverty squeezes Maine businesses

Catherine Reilly Delutio and Dana Connors - Press Herald – Within a decade, 210,000 Mainers ages 55-64 will become eligible to retire. We have just 155,000 children ages 10-19 waiting to take their place. That means our working-age population could soon shrink by more than 50,000. ... [Read More]

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