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Bangor Daily News: How immigrants are learning to save lives in Maine

September 6, 2018 – Grantees in the News

"In her native country, Ghislaine Bola was a doctor. Here, in Maine, she’s not even qualified to work in an ambulance. Her medical degree doesn’t translate into the U.S. health care system. Plus, she doesn’t speak English well enough yet to communicate with most patients. "But a new course at Southern Maine Community College is helping Bola with both problems. …" Read More about this class, funded in part by the John T. Gorman Foundation,…

Press Herald: Grants will increase hospice services to Maine cancer patients

August 23, 2018 – Grantees in the News, JTGF News & Updates

"The Maine Cancer Foundation is awarding a total of $50,000 in grant funding to six hospice programs throughout the state to increase hospice services available to Maine cancer patients, their caretakers, family and friends. "The foundation said Wednesday that the grants are the first awards drawn from its John T. Gorman Fund, established in May as a collaborative grant-making asset to meet goals it shares with the John T. Gorman Foundation. Gorman is the late…

Kennebec Journal: Healthy Community Coalition mobile events set

May 22, 2018 – Grantees in the News, JTGF News & Updates

"Healthy Community Coalition recently announces its upcoming schedule of free mobile health unit events. A variety of education and free health screenings will be offered at each stop including blood pressure and cholesterol checks, colon cancer screening kits (FIT screening) and body composition analysis. "All services are funded through a grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation and the United Way of the Tri Valley Area, and the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program. …" Read…

Forecaster: Portland program provides low-income teens with summer jobs

June 28, 2017 – Grantees in the News

"PORTLAND — Helping low-income youth find meaningful summer work that will help them build career skills is the goal of a new program focused on the city’s three public high schools. Sponsored by the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, the Gateway to Opportunity program is providing paid internships to 45 students this summer. The students will work 20 hours a week…

Lacking EMTs, an Aging Maine Turns to Immigrants

March 28, 2017 – Grantees in the News

SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. — Jolly Ntirumenyerwa ran her fingers over the stethoscope that she had slung around her neck. It was a comforting connection to her career as a physician in her home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she worked in emergency medicine. Her credentials did not transfer when she moved to the United States in 2012, and she could not work as a doctor. So, she took jobs as a health aide…

Kids who commit crimes in Maine still pay long after they turn 18

March 17, 2017 – Grantees in the News

In 2015, Maine law enforcement arrested minors 3,547 times. While many of these arrests never led to a courtroom appearance, they all generated an arrest tracking number, marking the creation of a juvenile criminal record. In Maine, these paper trails can continue to affect people for the rest of their lives — even when they believe the documents are blocked from public view. Unlike many other states and contrary to popular belief, Maine does not…

Our View: Immigrant EMT training will have broad benefits

March 17, 2017 – Grantees in the News

The aging of Maine’s population has two effects on the delivery of emergency services, and neither one is good. One is that there is more demand for service from people who need help from an ambulance crew. The other is a smaller population of young people to get their Emergency Medical Technician certification and answer the call. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="339"] Jolly Ntirumenyerwa of Portland, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, performs CPR on…

Island Institute launches program for small businesses

March 17, 2017 – Grantees in the News

Lobster boats in the harbor of Isle au Haut. Nearly 50% of the community's year-round residents make their living as lobstermen. The John T. Gorman Foundation is helping to back a new program from the Island Institute to fund coastal and island businesses. The Island Institute, which announced the Island and Coast Business Launchpad program March 8 in its Working Waterfront publication, aims to help entrepreneurs in "geographically isolated communities." The program will include an "innovation fund,"…