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Summer 2021 Newsletter: A busy and exciting couple of months

August 3, 2021 – Newsletters

Dear Friend, While the season has brought us welcomed warmer weather and longer days, that hasn’t slowed the pace of good work being done by our grantees and partners throughout Maine. Similarly, it’s been a busy and exciting couple of months here at the John T. Gorman Foundation. In May, we joined many others in cheering the news that Lewiston would receive a historic and potentially transformational federal investment in its Tree Streets Neighborhood. More recently, we…

Lewiston Receives Transformational Grant. What Happens Now?

July 27, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Recent news that Lewiston will receive a $30 million grant to build new housing and strengthen community resources in the Tree Streets Neighborhood is cause for celebration. But in many ways, the work has just begun to transform this neighborhood into a place where all residents can thrive. This article offers an overview of the impact this funding will have and shares insight into where assistance is still needed.

Analysis: Strategies for Rebuilding and Strengthening Maine’s Child Care System

July 27, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

The pandemic revealed the fragility and weaknesses of many of our society’s most critical systems – including a child care system that was already operating on razor thin margins and unable to meet demand. With many pandemic restrictions now lifted, challenges remain for providers and families. But there is also opportunity to rebuild the child care system in a way that works better for Maine families. In this analysis, Foundation Senior Program Associate Jennifer Beck, Ph.D., highlights efforts already underway that offer promising routes forward.

VIDEO: Alumni Offer Perspectives on John T. Gorman Fellowship

July 23, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

As the Foundation accepts applications for the fourth cohort of the John T. Gorman Fellowship, it held a virtual information session where four alumni offered their perspectives on how the program has shaped their work and took questions from prospective applicants. The info session also included an overview of the program by Foundation President & CEO Tony Cipollone and instructions on the applications process. Still thinking about whether to apply? Further down, several more alumni…

RELEASE: Foundation Announces Plans for 2022 Fellowship Program

June 30, 2021 – Press Releases

Currently accepting applications for program designed to strengthen the capacity of leaders to improve the lives of vulnerable Mainers

Maine Data Glimpse: Delayed Medical Care

June 30, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse describes data on delayed health care visits among adults and children during the pandemic from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey collected from mid-August 2020 through May 2021. One-in-Five Maine Adults Delayed Medical Care Because of the Pandemic In Maine, 22.8 percent of…

Maine Data Glimpse: Mental Health of Maine Adults During the Pandemic

June 9, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse describes mental health data from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey collected from mid-August 2020 through April 2021. Pooling these data across several months allows for a large-enough sample size to conduct Maine-specific analysis by demographics. Although these estimates pool data across a…

Spring 2021 Newsletter: Reasons to be hopeful

May 20, 2021 – Newsletters

Dear Friend, While spring always brings renewed hopefulness, this year certainly finds it in great measure – and not just because of the warm weather (though that hasn’t hurt either). Vaccinations have finally allowed us to safely reconnect with loved ones and resume pastimes we have dearly missed. And each Mainer who gets vaccinated brings us one step closer to ending this pandemic and the terrible toll it has taken on so many. As encouraging as…