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.
2017 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book
Measures of Growth 2017
April 26, 2017 – FamiliesThe Maine Economic Growth Council and Maine Development Foundation are pleased to present Measures of Growth 2017, the 23rd annual report on the key indicators that measures Maine’s progress toward long-term economic growth and a high quality of life for all Maine people.
Children and Families at the Center
Advancing Two-Generation Approaches: Funding to Help Families SucceedPolicy recommendations also are available.
Waypoints: Community Indicators for Maine's Coasts and Islands
March 17, 2017 – FamiliesThis first edition of Waypoints is aimed at communicating the character of our communities, and the challenges and opportunities before us, to those whose actions and opinions impact us, including government staff and elected officials at the state and federal levels. We hope it will also be informative and useful for local leaders as they weigh priorities and tackle local challenges.
Social Service Programs that Foster Multiple Positive Outcomes
December 9, 2016 – FamiliesSocial service programs are typically funded by agencies with a specific mission. Accordingly, evaluations also tend to have a narrow focus, be it drug use, crime, or teen pregnancy. However, research and practitioners’ experience indicate that varied problem behaviors often share root causes. This suggests that effective interventions may actually influence multiple outcomes, whether or not they are designed to do so.
Strategies to Meet the Child Care Needs of Low-Income Parents Seeking Education and Training
September 27, 2016 – FamiliesLack of child care can be a major barrier for low-income parents seeking education and training to improve their job prospects.
Making Tomorrow Better Together
April 13, 2016 – Families
Child Poverty and Adult Success
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.
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.