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VIDEO: Two-Generation Policy Brief Webinar

July 28, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

The two-generation approach is an innovative model for supporting the success of whole families by working with parents and their children simultaneously. Hosted by the John T. Gorman Foundation, this webinar covers a recent brief on two-generation practice and policy in Maine. The panelists – policy brief author and national two-generation expert Sarah Griffen, Maine DHHS Deputy Commissioner Bethany Hamm, and KVCAP/Educare Director of Child & Family Services Tracye Fortin – shared updates on how…

Maine Data Glimpse: Covid-19 Cases by Race and Ethnicity

July 21, 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 section provides details on COVID-19 cases by race and ethnicity as of July 14, 2020 for each New England state. These data are from the COVID Racial Data Tracker, a national project that compiles racial and ethnic data from every state reporting such information. The COVID…

$500,000 in Grants from John T. Gorman Foundation Boost Efforts to Ensure Child and Family Safety During Pandemic

July 8, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

Funding will be used to support victims of domestic violence and connect vulnerable families to services In its second round of COVID Response Grants, the John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded $500,000 in grants to protect child and family safety during the pandemic. Half of the funding will go to organizations working to provide shelter and support to victims of domestic violence. The other $250,000 will help organizations continue in-person at-home visits with families –while…

Maine Data Glimpse: Pandemic Unemployment

July 7, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D., Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation This report provides updates on Maine’s unemployment situation through mid-June, drawing on new data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 19, 2020. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week Maine’s unemployment claims have been made public regularly and are provided in Figure 1 for context. Initial unemployment insurance claims…

Foundation Policy Brief Outlines New Ways for State to Help Vulnerable Families Thrive

June 29, 2020 – Press Releases

UPDATE: Watch a recording of a webinar featuring the brief's author Sarah Griffen, Maine DHHS Deputy Commissioner Bethany Hamm and KVCAP Director of Child and Family Services/Educare Tracye Fortin, and others. Watch -------- The two-generation approach to serving low-income families holds important lessons for state policies and systems Portland, Maine – Today, the John T. Gorman Foundation released it latest policy brief – “The Two-Generation Approach: Recommendations for Bridging Practice and Policy in Maine” –…

Maine Data Glimpse: Pandemic Shift to Remote Learning

June 17, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D., Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey is a unique source of timely data on how households are faring across the United States and in each state during the pandemic. Topics include household income and employment changes, mental health, food insufficiency, and the shift to remote learning. In this data glimpse,…

Recognizing the systemic issues facing people of color

June 4, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

With important issues of race and inequality once again coming to the forefront, the John T. Gorman Foundation joins others in recognizing the systemic issues that people of color face, in Maine and across the country. We see evidence of these issues in our work every day – whether it’s alarming childhood lead poisoning rates in Lewiston, the connections between race and education outcomes in our schools, or the over-representation of youth of color in…

John T. Gorman Foundation Awards $700,000 to Maine Nonprofits Serving Vulnerable Mainers

May 27, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Grant funds go to 43 organizations working to help Mainers in all 16 counties From 2019, a nutrition educator and volunteers at grantee Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County distribute free produce grown at one of its community gardens. Portland - The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded $700,000 to 43 nonprofits throughout Maine that are working to support vulnerable Mainers. Awarded through the Foundation’s annual Direct Services Grant Program, the grants will help address…