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... ... [Read More]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]