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Fall 2019 Newsletter

October 28, 2019 – Newsletters

Dear Friend, While adjectives like emotional and inspiring are not commonly associated with city council meetings, the words fit recent proceedings in Lewiston to a T. Last month, the Lewiston City Council took a major step toward a better future for thousands of children and families by unanimously approving a transformation plan for the Tree Street neighborhood. The vote validated over a year’s worth of kitchen-table discussions and community-wide meetings that have galvanized Tree Street…

Spring 2019 Newsletter

April 24, 2019 – Newsletters

[Read the full newsletter here] I don’t remember the last time I had listened to the radio so intently. Through the speakers in my car last week came the voice of Mikayla, a young woman living in the youth shelter at New Beginnings in Lewiston. Since her father passed away, she has dealt with challenges well beyond her 18 years. She has tried unsuccessfully to find a home among family members, dropped out of community…

Summer 2018, A Season of Potential

August 23, 2018 – Newsletters

Everyone knows Maine summers are special. With near perfect weather and beautiful vistas throughout the State, it’s an ideal time for so many of us to recharge and relax with family and friends. Clearly, the throngs of tourists visiting our State are evidence of that. But lots of folks in Maine aren’t afforded the luxury of downtime. The fact is, for so many Mainers, summer is simply a continuation of their daily struggle to stay…

Spring 2018 Newsletter

May 15, 2018 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

It is with cautious optimism for continued warm weather that I welcome everyone to the Spring edition of the John T. Gorman Foundation Newsletter! Spring is a season of growth and renewal, and that is particularly true at the John T. Gorman Foundation - both for us as well as many of our grantees and community partners. For example, as you'll see in this newsletter, we're seeing growth in Lewiston via a significant new HUD…

Fall 2017 Newsletter

November 28, 2017 – Newsletters

As we head into the holiday season, all of us at the John T. Gorman Foundation are, as always, inspired by the terrific work being done by organizations and communities all over Maine to improve the lives of disadvantaged folks in our State. Trying to address often complicated challenges, groups of cross-sector partners are increasingly working collaboratively to advance innovative new ways of addressing long-standing problems facing children, youth, families and seniors. In this Fall…

Summer 2017 Newsletter

August 10, 2017 – Newsletters

The staff and partners of the John T. Gorman Foundation have kept busy this summer, as you'll see from this edition of our quarterly newsletter. At the end of June, we announced the organizations who are receiving our 2017 Direct Services Grants, and in this issue, we'll tell you more about the program and the 48 dedicated grantees that are carrying out important work throughout the state of Maine. We also bring you an update…

Spring 2017 Newsletter

June 8, 2017 – Newsletters

Now that we're well into another short-lived spring, we wanted to bring you up to date on some of the Foundation's recent activities. In this issue of our quarterly newsletter, you'll find stories that cover a wide range of efforts that are working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the state. We highlight examples of programs that are strengthening Maine's workforce, and in our first article we share details about some the efforts…

Winter 2017 Newsletter

March 15, 2017 – Newsletters

Throughout these chilly months, groups across the State continue to work hard to expand supports and opportunities for disadvantaged Mainers.  In this Winter Issue of our John T. Gorman Foundation Newsletter, we want to update you about some of the great work being done by grantees and other partners around Maine. We'll begin by introducing you to the new cohort of John T. Gorman Fellows, who will kick off their work together at the end…