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Stephanie LeBlanc: Building A Culture of Resiliency

October 21, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

When John T. Gorman Fellow Stephanie LeBlanc learned that more than half of middle-school students in Oxford County did not feel valued in their community, she saw a red flag that needed to be addressed. What followed was the Oxford County Resiliency Project. With a two-year grant from the Foundation, the program has helped schools across the county implement practices that make students feel safe, supported, and resilient. In this interview, LeBlanc speaks about the project’s successes, next steps, and how the Fellowship has influenced her as a leader.  

ANALYSIS: Countering Adverse Childhood Experiences

October 21, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have significant effects on a child’s development and chances for future success – a rising concern during a pandemic that is putting them and their families under much greater stress. In this timely analysis, Senior Program Associate Jennifer Beck, PhD., uncovers the science behind ACEs and outlines the strategies the Foundation is using to prevent and mitigate them in Maine.

Photo Journal: 2020 Direct Services Grantees

October 7, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Since receiving funding this spring, our 2020 Direct Services Grantees have done exceptional work across Maine to meet new and increased needs for low-income Mainers while coping with numerous challenges. These pictures from the field offer a glimpse of how they’ve done it. 

Maine Data Glimpse: Community Survey

September 29, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. Maine Data Glimpse This Data Glimpse uses new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), released on September 17, 2020, to update some Maine statistics for 2019 and to identify changes since 2018. According to the ACS, Maine’s 2019 population was 1,344,212 residents—up about…

With Foundation support, Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership holds first meeting

September 23, 2020 – Press Releases

The John T. Gorman Foundation has made a grant to support the work of Maine's new Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership. The following is a press release from the Maine Securities Administration announcing the partnership's first meeting today. The initiative is being led by John T. Gorman Fellow Jaye Martin, executive director of Legal Services for the Elderly, a longtime partner in the Foundation's work to help Maine seniors age in place.  

Maine Data Glimpse: Underestimates of the Labor Force

September 15, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse focuses on an important measurement issue: how the Bureau of Labor Statistics collects official labor force statistics and how these measurements are complicated by the pandemic labor market context. Inspired by the unique uptick in Maine’s July unemployment rate (see Figure 1), we trace…

Maine Data Glimpse: July Unemployment

August 31, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week This Data Glimpse describes Maine’s unemployment situation in July, drawing on new data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 21, 2020. For the most timely indicator— weekly initial unemployment insurance claims—data are available for Maine through August 15,…

Applications for State's Nonprofit Pandemic Relief Program Open Until Sept. 9

August 25, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Applications are now open for the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program and are due September 9. Backed by $200 million in Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), the program will provide financial relief for businesses and non-profit organizations that incurred business disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.