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Fall 2020 Foundation News of Note

October 21, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Maine Working Communities Challenge: The John T. Gorman Foundation is proud to join the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, State of Maine, and other philanthropic partners in helping launch the Maine Working Communities Challenge. This challenge will make $2.7 million in grants available to drive economic growth while reducing inequity in Maine's rural towns and small cities. More information on this exciting initiative is available here. Support for Immigrant-Led and -Serving Organizations: The Foundation recently…

Supporting Remote Learning in Portland and Lewiston

October 21, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

In its latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation is supporting efforts to help families through a school year unlike any other – with $235,000 in grants to supplement partners’ efforts to provide childcare and remote learning support in Lewiston, and for a two-generation initiative to strengthen literacy among English Language Learner families in Portland’s East Bayside Neighborhood.

Aligning Efforts to Address Elder Abuse in Maine

October 21, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Seniors barricading themselves in their rooms, being coerced to sign over assets, or being evicted from their homes. Such are the all-too-common stories of elder abuse and financial exploitation in Maine. But, with support from the Foundation, a public-private partnership is now aligning efforts to coordinate priorities, strengthen response, and draw a roadmap for elder abuse’s steady decline in Maine. 

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.