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Lewiston Receives Transformational Grant. What Happens Now?

July 27, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Recent news that Lewiston will receive a $30 million grant to build new housing and strengthen community resources in the Tree Streets Neighborhood is cause for celebration. But in many ways, the work has just begun to transform this neighborhood into a place where all residents can thrive. This article offers an overview of the impact this funding will have and shares insight into where assistance is still needed.

Analysis: Strategies for Rebuilding and Strengthening Maine’s Child Care System

July 27, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

The pandemic revealed the fragility and weaknesses of many of our society’s most critical systems – including a child care system that was already operating on razor thin margins and unable to meet demand. With many pandemic restrictions now lifted, challenges remain for providers and families. But there is also opportunity to rebuild the child care system in a way that works better for Maine families. In this analysis, Foundation Senior Program Associate Jennifer Beck, Ph.D., highlights efforts already underway that offer promising routes forward.

VIDEO: Alumni Offer Perspectives on John T. Gorman Fellowship

July 23, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

As the Foundation accepts applications for the fourth cohort of the John T. Gorman Fellowship, it held a virtual information session where four alumni offered their perspectives on how the program has shaped their work and took questions from prospective applicants. The info session also included an overview of the program by Foundation President & CEO Tony Cipollone and instructions on the applications process. Still thinking about whether to apply? Further down, several more alumni…

Spring 2021 John T. Gorman Fellowship Updates

May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

John T. Gorman Fellows continue to do important work during the pandemic. Learn more about what this network of leaders is working on, how we’re trying to support them, and the launch of the next cohort in 2022.

Confronting a Mental Health Crisis for Youth in Maine

May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Youth already faced numerous mental health challenges before the pandemic, and this year of stress, disengagement, and isolation has only worsened the situation. In response, the Foundation awarded $250,000 to 11 organizations helping youth through this difficult time. Here’s what three grantees had to say about what youth need right now, and how their organizations have overcome the constraints of the pandemic to provide support.

Pandemic is Revelatory Moment for Preble Street

May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Preble Street has a long history of responding and adapting to emergencies in the community, and the pandemic has been no exception. Many elements of their operation have had to change in order to safely serve those experiencing homelessness. But as challenging as this time has been, said Executive Director Mark Swann, it’s also been what Preble Street needed to discover new approaches to improving outcomes for its most vulnerable clients.

Meet Our 2021 Direct Services Grantees

May 14, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation recently announced its 2021 Direct Services Grants, awarding a total of $1 million to 71 organizations who are addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable Mainers in all 16 counties. We are incredibly grateful to all of these grantees for meeting an unprecedented level of demand for food, shelter, and other forms of assistance at this difficult time.

Foundation Grants $400,000 to Mercy Hospital for Workforce Development Initiative

May 12, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Mercy's +MPower Fund will increase access to education, training, and other supports to those who face systemic barriers to entering or advancing in the healthcare workforce.