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2019 Snapshots

January 6, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation wants to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We are proud of the collaborations we have been a part of in 2019 and look forward to the year ahead of working with our committed partners to improve the lives of disadvantaged Mainers. Here’s to 2020! Selected 2019 Snapshots clockwise from top right: Members of the Maine Young People’s Caucus in Augusta; listening to parents about two-generation programming in…

Grants Support Census Outreach for Hard-to-Count Communities

December 20, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation joined several other organizations in establishing the Maine Census Outreach Fund 2020, which today made 14 grants to nonprofit to help boost participation in hard-to-count communities in the 2020 Census. A press release is below as well as the list of recipients. -------- Augusta, ME (December 18, 2019) – The Maine Census Outreach Fund 2020 (MCOF 2020) has awarded 14 nonprofits with grants to support the participation of hard-to-count communities…

Whole Family Approach to Jobs: Lessons Learned

December 13, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

Since 2017, the John T. Gorman Foundation has partnered in the Whole Family Approach to Jobs, a cross-sector initiative to strengthen New England's workforce with a two-generation approach. Headed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Region 1 and the National Conference of State Legislatures, the initiative also includes bipartisan lawmakers, businesses, private organizations and individuals. Its work has three goals in mind: Identify program and policy alignment…

Foundation Staff, Fellow Meet with Nation's Top Doctor

December 5, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

In November, John T. Gorman Foundation Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee (right) had the chance to brief U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on work the Foundation is supporting to address the public health crisis of childhood lead poisoning in Lewiston. “Confronting this crisis by building safer housing is essential, but it’s also an opportunity -- for residents to get the job skills and training necessary to do the work of redeveloping their 30-block neighborhood,”…

10 Maine Leaders Complete John T. Gorman Fellowship

November 27, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

Intensive program strengthens leaders’ capacity to make a measurable difference in the lives of Maine people PORTLAND, Maine – This month, 10 leaders from across Maine completed the 2019 John T. Gorman Fellowship, an intensive program designed to strengthen their ability to make a measurable difference in the lives of disadvantaged Mainers. This is the third cohort for the program, which was established in 2015 and now includes 32 Fellows. “Through the John T. Gorman…

Foundation Lends Support to New Public-Private Partnership to Address Elder Abuse

October 23, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

-----John T. Gorman Foundation President Tony Cipollone and Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee attended today's signing ceremony, as the Foundation has pledged its support of this important partnership. Below is the Governor's Press Release.---- Joined by lawmakers, advocates for older Mainers, and other state government officials, Governor Janet Mills today signed an Executive Order establishing the Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership to combat elder abuse in Maine. The Partnership – comprised of government officials from the…

Fall '19 Foundation News of Note

October 23, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

UPDATED RESOURCES: The Foundation maintains a frequently updated library of resources with the latest data, reports, and findings on our priority areas: young children, older youth, families and seniors. Take a look here at the latest. IN THE NEWS: Watch a great interview with Portland Public Library’s new residential social worker, a position supported through a Direct Services Grant to serve library patrons in need. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Foundation has joined other organizations to establish the…

Maine Prepares for New Federal Law with Aim of Keeping More Families Together

October 18, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

John T. Gorman Foundation sponsors an event to inform Maine stakeholders on the Family First Services Prevention Act, a new federal child welfare law aimed at strengthening at-risk families   The stability, emotional connection, and support a child receives from their family form the foundation for well-being and future success. Yet, many families struggle at times to offer these essential building blocks or even to provide a safe environment for their children. In these difficult…