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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter

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... ... [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Chronic truancy remains problem for entire state

Letter to the editor: Chronic truancy remains problem for entire state

Tony Cipollone - Press Herald – Thanks to the Press Herald for highlighting the important issue of chronic absence from school – whether it’s excused or not (“ Some Maine school districts taking on truancy with tenacity ,” June 19). At the John T. Gorman Foundation, we are proponents of community-based, positive strategies that foster a culture of consistent attendance. That’s because we’ve learned that... ... [Read More]
Portland program provides low-income teens with summer jobs

Portland program provides low-income teens with summer jobs

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... ... [Read More]
Study: Early Head Start fails to serve thousands of Maine children

Study: Early Head Start fails to serve thousands of Maine children

Madeline St. Amour - Morning Sentinel – A recent study found that there are thousands more needy young children in Maine than funded slots in the state’s Early Head Start programs, which provide holistic services for low-income families with children up to age 2, as well as prenatal care. ... [Read More]
John T. Gorman Foundation Gives 48 Grants to Support Mainers in All 16 Counties

John T. Gorman Foundation Gives 48 Grants to Support Mainers in All 16 Counties

  Nonprofits Providing Services Related to Mental Health, Cancer and Basic Needs Receive Funding Portland - The John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $800,000 to 48 Maine nonprofits through its annual Direct Services Grant Program. Through this support, the Foundation will partner with organizations who are working to meet the immediate needs of Maine’s most vulnerable... ... [Read More]
Lewiston construction graduates celebrate building futures

Lewiston construction graduates celebrate building futures

Sun Journal – LEWISTON — A group of Lewiston Adult Education students have gained construction and work readiness training along with work experience thanks to local partnerships. The Lewiston Construction Training Program students celebrated their graduation on April 25 at Tree Street Youth Community Center. The graduates were Isaias Mulume, Farah Djireh, Abdulrazzaq Al Masoodi, Abdikani Abdulle and... ... [Read More]

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