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PHOTO: Explaining the Goals of Thrive2027

September 10, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

On September 9, John T. Gorman Foundation President Tony Cipollone and United Way of Greater Portland Senior Vice President of Community Impact Dan Coyne spoke to members of the Maine Philanthropy Center about Thrive2027. This collaborative effort among nearly 300 cross-sector partners in Cumberland County seeks to better align work in the community to achieve three goals by 2027: 1) Give kids a strong start, 2) Empower neighbors to thrive—not just survive; and 3) Help…

August Resources Update

August 5, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation maintains a resources page with data, reports and best practices on our four focus areas: young children, older youth, families, and seniors. Here is a rundown of our latest updates. Georgetown University: Born to Win, Schooled to Lose For low-income students, high test scores in kindergarten do not necessarily result in higher economic status later in life, report finds, citing other disparities. Read more > Child Trends: Assessment and Mapping…

Former Fellows Reflect

July 18, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

Years after completing the John T. Gorman Fellowship, three former participants discuss the impact it has had on their work [caption id="attachment_3714" align="alignright" width="1170"] Foundation President Tony Cipollone welcomes a gathering of all three Fellowship cohorts.[/caption] From its start four years ago, the intent of the John T. Gorman Fellowship has been to make a lasting impact not only on its participants, but also on the organizations and systems in which they work. Using a…

Engaging Decision-Makers, Empowering Youth

July 18, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

Maine Young People’s Caucus helps youth inform decision-makers about the issues that impact them [caption id="attachment_3701" align="alignright" width="1170"] Members of Maine Youth Court discuss restorative justice practices they lead in Maine high schools.[/caption] The committee room at the State House in Augusta was packed on May 30, with each seat at the committee table taken and standing room only for the audience. Legislators and state administrators carried on a spirited dialogue with citizens this day…

Seeing Two-Generation Strategies at Work in Bangor

July 18, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

  [caption id="attachment_3685" align="alignright" width="1170"] Bangor Housing operates a Boys & Girls Club in its Capehart development, a key component of its two-generation programming.[/caption] An unfortunate reality is that a child raised in poverty is much more likely to become an adult living in poverty. In fact, 42% of children born to parents at the bottom of the income ladder stay there. Historically, programs have tried to disrupt this kind of generational poverty by either…

Foundation Hires Three New Staff Members

July 17, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

Portland, Maine—The John T. Gorman Foundation has recently welcomed three new members to its staff—Communications Director Andrew Colvin, Program Associate Alexis Mann, and Administration Associate Yvonne Dorrington. Communications Director Andrew Colvin comes to the Foundation with over a decade of experience in Maine non-profit and government communications. He most recently served 9 years as Deputy Communications Director in the Office of Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, where he also managed services for federal grant-seekers. Program Associate…

Welcome to Our New Website

July 8, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

  Thank you for visiting the John T. Gorman Foundation's newly redesigned website! The goals of this new design are to: Make it easier for users to access and navigate the site on both desktop and mobile devices; Present captivating images of real Mainers in the communities where we work; Offer clear information on how the Foundation works, with detailed pages on our priority areas, core funding strategies, and grant programs; Tell in-depth stories of…

Foundation Sponsors Maine Public Series on Childcare

June 28, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation has sponsored Maine Public's Deep Dive on Childcare--a comprehensive look at the troubles Maine families have in finding and affording care for their young children, the challenges teachers and providers are up against, and some strategies that are making headway. This infographic says a lot, but for all the details, here's a rundown of the series: Out Of Reach: Maine's Child Care Affordability Problem https://projects.mainepublic.org/child-care-deep-dive Maine Calling: 'Deep Dive' Special…