The John T. Gorman Foundation strives to be data-driven and results based and seeks to promote information and ideas that advance greater understanding of issues related to our mission and priorities. In our effort to promote these values and inform the work on our priority areas, we offer these research and best practice resources collected from reputable sources across the country. The library also includes briefs and reports the Foundation has commissioned or supported, a listing of which can be found here.
We invite you to check back often, as this list is regularly updated.
The Alternative Staffing Work Experience: Populations, Barriers and Employment Outcomes
March 15, 2015 – FamiliesThis paper presents results of a three-year study of workers and former workers at four Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASOs). ASOs are fee-for-service job brokering businesses created by community-based organizations and national nonprofits whose objective is to gain access to temporary and “temp to permanent” opportunities for workers facing barriers to employment. This paper demonstrates how the complex relationships between individual worker characteristics and experience with an ASO affect future job prospects.
Maine State Plan on Aging
March 13, 2015 – SeniorsThe federal Older Americans Act of 1965 requires all states to prepare a periodic State Plan on Aging in order to receive federal funds under the Act. The Maine Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) developed this plan for meeting the needs of older adults in Maine in cooperation with Maine‘s Aging Network. The goal is to assist elders and adults with disabilities over age 60, to maintain their independence, and to live successfully in their homes and communities. Maine‘s plan is for a four year period beginning October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016.
Earned Income Tax Credit Encourages Work And Success In School And Reduces Poverty
March 13, 2015 – FamiliesReport on the benefit of the EITC as a poverty reduction tool by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
White House Paper on Opportunity Youth
March 13, 2015 – Older YouthThe White House Council for Community Solutions conducted extensive research and outreach to learn about community collaboration and pathways to employment for youth. On June 4, 2012 the Council presented its Final Report and Recommendations to the President via the White House Paper on Opportunity Youth.
Forever in Your Debt: Who Has Student Loan Debt, and Who’s Worried?
March 13, 2015 – Older YouthThe data for this brief comes from the 2012 National Financial Capability State-by-State Survey, sponsored by the FINRA Investor Educational Foundation and developed in consultation with several federal agencies and the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
Maine Kids Count Data Book
March 13, 2015 – Young ChildrenSince 1994, the Maine KIDS COUNT project has published the annual Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book using the most recent data available on the well-being of children in the areas of physical and emotional health, social and economic status, and child care and education.
The National Summer Learning Association
March 13, 2015 – Young ChildrenThe National Summer Learning Association is the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities. NSLA recognizes and disseminates what works in summer learning, develops and delivers capacity-building offerings and convenes and empowers key actors to embrace summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
March 13, 2015 – Young ChildrenNAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
The Assets and Opportunity Score Card for Maine
March 13, 2015 – GeneralThe Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans' financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 135 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states can do to help them build and protect assets.
National Center for Children in Poverty
March 13, 2015 – GeneralThe National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation’s leading public policy centers dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. They promote family-oriented solutions at the state and national levels.