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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]
Spring 2017 Newsletter

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Now that we're well into another short-lived spring, we wanted to bring you up to date on some of the Foundation's recent activities. In this issue of our quarterly newsletter, you'll find stories that cover a wide range of efforts that are working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the state. ... [Read More]
Report: Only a Tenth of Eligible Maine Kids Able to Access Early Head Start Services

Report: Only a Tenth of Eligible Maine Kids Able to Access Early Head Start Services

Patty Wight - Maine Public – Maine has only about 800 slots for babies and toddlers to receive Early Head Start services, but about 8,000 kids are eligible. That's the finding of a new report from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.  Researcher Jessica Carson says Maine's situation is better than the national average, but still leaves many kids behind. ... [Read More]

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