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Winter 2021 Newsletter: Reflecting on a year of the COVID crisis, and looking ahead

February 19, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

Dear Friend, One year ago, COVID-19 was just starting to spread in other countries, triggering a dawning realization that a crisis was headed our way. Little did we know how quickly that crisis would arrive, the unthinkable toll it would take, and the many, many ways it would alter our everyday lives. Maybe, just maybe, we are now able to see the beginning of the pandemic’s retreat and, with that, feel some hope that in the…

Bringing a Promising Child Care Model to Lewiston

February 19, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Foundation grant allows CEI to expand innovative program to create new child care businesses

To ‘Mobilize’ In More Ways Than One

February 19, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Mobilize Katahdin launched last spring to offer transportation to those in need, but has pivoted to deliver many other services during the pandemic  

Promise Scholars Share Their Powerful Stories

February 19, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Mitchell Institute program helps a remarkable group of students succeed in college and beyond

Maine Data Glimpse: Stark Racial Disparities in Maine’s Median Personal Income

January 25, 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 personal income1 by race in Maine, using data from the recently released 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) from the U.S. Census Bureau.   Stark Racial Disparities in Maine’s Median Personal Income Maine’s median personal income2 for this…

Maine Data Glimpse: Employment Changes among Maine Households During the Pandemic

December 22, 2020 – 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 focuses on employment data from Phases 2 and 3 of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. Collected from mid-August to early November 2020, these data provide insights on Maine households’ work situations during the pandemic. Employment Changes among Maine Households During the Pandemic…

Two-Generation Funding Opportunity

December 11, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services recently posted its first Request for Proposals for Whole Family Services funding. Passed in the LIFT and STEP Bills during the last Legislature, this new annual funding is meant to support the kind of coordinated, wraparound supports for low-income families that are central to the two-generation approach. Under this RFP, Maine DHHS will award $2 million in total for proposals to enhance supports for low-income parents and…

Key dates and details for the Maine Working Communities Challenge

November 17, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation is pleased to join the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, State of Maine, and numerous private partners in sponsoring the Maine Working Communities Challenge. The vision for this program is to advance local efforts that build strong, healthy economies and communities in Maine’s rural towns, regions, and smaller cities. Launched last month, the initiative will make grants available to design and implement collaborative plans to improve economic outcomes in priority…