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Lewiston Learns from Harlem

February 1, 2020 – Grantees in the News

With support from the John T. Gorman Foundation, a delegation of local leaders working to address poverty in Lewiston traveled to Harlem to learn from the groundbreaking work of the Harlem Children's Zone, whose mission is “To break the cycle of poverty in Central Harlem by working at scale to build community, strengthen families and ensure that our children succeed from birth through college and career.” Sun Journal reporter Steve Collins was in tow, filing…

Bangor Daily News: Bangor wants more feet on the ground to fight homelessness

July 15, 2019 – Grantees in the News

The Bangor Daily News has written an article about the City of Bangor's efforts to reach out to its homeless population and connect them with housing, mental health, and other vital services. A $25,000 grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation through its Direct Services Grant Program will support the initiative. READ MORE >

Sun Journal: New grads for Lewiston Construction Skill Training Program

June 20, 2019 – Grantees in the News

The Lewiston Construction Skill Training Program--a Foundation-supported workforce initiative at Community Concepts--has five new graduates, bringing the total up to 20 people who have completed the program. Four of the latest graduates already have found jobs with local construction firms. Congratulations to these graduates. Read all the details about this innovative program at the Sun Journal. READ MORE >

Kennebec Journal: Grant to Maine General will help at-risk mothers bond with their infants

June 3, 2019 – Grantees in the News

The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded a grant to Maine General to implement an innovative home coaching model in Maine designed to help at-risk mothers form deeper bonds with their infants. “A primary goal of the John T. Gorman Foundation is ensuring that more Maine children get a strong start in life—which begins with helping parents become the best caregivers they can be,” said John T. Gorman Foundation President and CEO Tony Cipollone. “Nationally…

Foundation Grant Supports Maine Public Series on Youth Homelessness

April 20, 2019 – Grantees in the News, JTGF News & Updates

  As part of a Foundation grant to support reporting on older youth issue, Maine Public has produced and aired a weeklong series on youth homelessness. The five stories below, along with two Maine Callings, do a great job capturing the hard realities homeless youth face, the way Maine communities are working to help them, and the challenges that are still present. Thanks for tuning in. All “Finding a Way” series content funded under the…

In the News: Lewiston Workforce Initiative

March 26, 2019 – Grantees in the News

After floating from couch to couch and job to job, Trent is now in stable housing doing work he feels good about. Watch this WMTW report to learn how the Lewiston Workforce Initiative helped get him there. The John T. Gorman Foundation is proud to participate in this joint initiative to position low-income Mainers to succeed in good-paying construction jobs and other industries. Our partners include the City of Lewiston, Community Concepts, Lewiston Career Center,…

Bangor Daily News: After-school meal program gives some Bangor kids food they wouldn’t otherwise have

January 14, 2019 – Grantees in the News, JTGF News & Updates

"Catherine Myatt, the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Bangor, wasn’t sure that offering an after-school meal every day was a good idea. But the first day of the organization’s new after-school meal program convinced her it was. …" Read More at Bangor Daily News >

Maine Public: Program pairs companions with lonely, elderly rural Mainers

January 14, 2019 – Grantees in the News, JTGF News & Updates

"In a vast, rural state like Maine, social isolation is a part of life, especially so for seniors who are stuck in their homes because of physical and financial challenges. That isolation can lead to loneliness, which is considered by some experts a serious public health issue. "In western Maine, a federal program is attempting to address the loneliness problem in a fairly simple way. …" Read More at Maine Public >