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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.
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
Two Generations, One Future: moving parents and children beyond poverty together
March 13, 2013 – Families –Ascend at the Aspen Institute was launched with catalytic support from a core circle of investors with the mission to serve as a hub for breakthrough ideas and proven strategies that move parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty toward educational success and economic security. This paper outlines the emerging case for and shares a framework for two-generation approaches.