To provide access and support to foster care youth who are eligible for admission to the College of St. Joseph
To provide increased opportunities for job skills training and connections to continued education for older, at-risk youth, and extend services to larger schoolwide audiences.
To teach at-risk Barre youth energy efficiency skills and applied academics; and provide relief to low-income households by reducing heating costs.
To sustain and extend early college opportunities for students at six high schools in central/western Maine, particularly students who face barriers to college or whose college plans are uncertain.
To expand First Jobs Academy to provide an increased number of jobs for youth in rural communities in southern Maine, and create jobs accessible to its young clients in two Portland neighborhoods.
To help 120 formerly incarcerated young adults aged 18 to 24 reintegrate into society and the workforce.
To train participants for employment in the food sector, and to increase Community Servings’ capacity to feed the critically ill.
In partnership with Home Care for Maine, to develop a career advancement pilot for personal support specialists that will encourage worker retention and job satisfaction.
To initiate an advanced restaurant training and placement program for immigrant and US-born restaurant workers in Maine.
To ensure the modular home building program’s smooth transition to the St. Albans Correctional Facility, and to pilot a transitional jobs program for women recently released from prison.