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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…

New Cohort of John T. Gorman Fellows Begins Their Work

March 14, 2017 – JTGF News & Updates

[caption id="attachment_3384" align="alignleft" width="400"] The 2017 John T. Gorman Fellows. Top Row: Angela Atkinson Duina, Cat Hamel, Eliza Townsend, Jason Parent. Middle Row: James Martin, Jenna Mehnert, Kaylene Mitchell, Liz Cotter Schlax. Bottom Row: Rilwan Osman, Robyn Merrill, Shawn Yardley, Stephanie LeBlanc.[/caption] In January, the Foundation was pleased to announce the second cohort of the John T. Gorman Fellowship, a leadership program in Maine for select nonprofit and public sector professionals. The Fellowship aims to…

Construction-Sector Workforce Initiative Trains Jobseekers in Lewiston

March 14, 2017 – JTGF News & Updates

  Contractors throughout Maine currently face a quandary—they have plenty of work on their job sites, but they can’t recruit enough skilled employees to fill their openings. At the same time, many unemployed Mainers want jobs and could benefit from the steady work that they’d receive in the construction trade, but don’t have the right skills to be attractive to those employers. To help address both these problems, the John T. Gorman Foundation is supporting…

CA$H Coalition Helps Mainers Build Financial Savvy

March 14, 2017 – JTGF News & Updates

[caption id="attachment_3377" align="alignleft" width="400"] A volunteer tax preparer works with a client at the Waterville CA$H site[/caption] Tax season is in full swing, and at the 34 CA$H Coalition tax prep sites throughout the state, dedicated staff and volunteers are helping to make sure that hardworking Mainers get the most out of their refunds through smart financial planning. Now in its fifteenth year of offering this free service, CA$H Maine is a statewide collaboration of…

New Report Looks at Long-Term Effects of Juvenile Records

March 14, 2017 – JTGF News & Updates

The guiding principle behind the juvenile justice system is to help young people take responsibility for their actions and learn from their mistakes so that they can put the past behind them. In fact, research shows that most young offenders effectively outgrow risky behavior and don’t commit crimes as adults. But a new report from the Muskie School of Public Service finds that for many young Mainers who have been in contact with the juvenile…

LA CA$H rolls out free tax prep service

January 27, 2017 – Grantees in the News

LEWISTON — It’s that time of year again — time to file income tax returns. Now in its 14th year, the LA CA$H Coalition is reminding residents it is rolling out its free income tax preparation program for 2017, available to people with household incomes of less than $54,000 in 2016. LA CA$H is part of the statewide CA$H Maine, which has 10 regional coalitions. The coalition announced its program at Lewiston City Hall on…

2017 Class of John T. Gorman Fellows Announced

January 11, 2017 – Press Releases

2017 Class of John T. Gorman Fellows Announced New cohort of public and nonprofit decision-makers will be empowered to better support Maine's most vulnerable people Editor's Note: The fellows are available for interviews. Please contact Elizabeth Pope if interested. PORTLAND - The John T. Gorman Foundation this week announced the second class of the John T. Gorman Fellowship, a leadership program in Maine for exceptional nonprofit and public sector professionals. The Fellowship aims to help participants…

Fall 2016 Newsletter

December 8, 2016 – Newsletters

Here in Maine, almost ten percent of our population aged 16 to 24 are disconnected -- meaning that they are not in school or working. That's nearly 15,000 young people who lack the relationships and resources that are required to successfully navigate the pathway to adulthood. At the John T. Gorman Foundation, we believe that we must invest in these young people, many of whom have experienced homelessness, encounters with the juvenile justice system, or…