Resource Library

COVID-19 Update: The John T. Gorman Foundation is curating a list of resources, emerging best practices, and innovative ideas from across the country to help local organizations serve vulnerable Mainers during the coronavirus outbreak. To access those resources, visit www.jtgfoundation.org/resources/covid-19 or enter Covid-19 in the keyword search. Those results can be further focused by using the “Filter by” menu above to filter by population type (Young Children, Older Youth, Families, and Seniors) or by clicking the following links: childcare, education, food security, housing, rural areas, and workforce.

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, 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.

 

White House Paper on Opportunity Youth

March 13, 2015 – Older Youth

The 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 Youth

The 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.

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

March 13, 2015 – Older Youth

The mission of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is to ensure that young people—primarily those between ages 14 and 25—make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood.

Supporting Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care

March 13, 2015 – Older Youth

Issue Brief 3: Employment Programs

Maine Kids Count Data Book

March 13, 2015 – Young Children

Since 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 Children

The 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 Children

NAEYC 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 – General –

The 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 – General –

The 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.

A Demographic Profile of Maine: Highlighting the Distribution of Vulnerable Populations

March 13, 2015 – General –

This report is the first in a series of three reports commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation to assist in informing its strategic planning process. As the first in the collection, this paper aims to provide an overall sense of Maine’s demographic makeup, with an eye toward identifying particular regions in the state that may be considered “disadvantaged.”

National Campaign for Grade Level Reading

March 11, 2015 – Young Children

The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation — grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

Building a Collaborative Community Response to Aging in Place

October 29, 2013 – Seniors

Prepared for the John T. Gorman Foundation, the purpose of this paper is to outline a framework to support building aging friendly communities within Maine’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods that enable us to address the challenges associated with aging while at the same time recognizing and embracing the opportunities this age group affords us. *JTGF-funded