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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…

Summer 2019 Newsletter

July 18, 2019 – Newsletters

Dear Friend, One of the core strategies of the John T. Gorman Foundation is to help advance Two-Generation work across Maine. Two-Generation strategies, which simultaneously provide opportunities and supports for parents and children in the same family, recognize that the success of children is inextricably tied to the success of their parents, and that if we want to make a difference in a child’s future, one of the best things we can do is help their…

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…

Winter 2019 Newsletter

January 24, 2019 – Newsletters

Welcome to the John T. Gorman Foundation’s Winter Newsletter – our first of the new year. As we peer into the next twelve months, there is, at least from the Foundation’s particular lens, much to look forward to and appreciate. Across our State, lots of caring, creative folks who we’re proud to call grantees and partners are working collaboratively to level the playing field for our most disadvantaged Mainers. We’ve tried to highlight just some…

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…