Maine Initiatives Blog

September 17, 2020
Support Education Equity

If you would like to support organizations working on education equity, consider the following organizations: Indigo Arts Alliance Indigo Arts Alliance’s purpose is to build global connections by bringing together artists from diverse backgrounds of the African Diaspora to engage in their creative process with an opportunity to serve as both mentors and mentees. An integral aspect  READ MORE »

August 27, 2020
August 2020 eNews

Dear Friend, What has put a smile on your face lately? For us, it’s been the sweet notes we’ve received from community members like you. Just a few weeks ago, an “almost 11 year old” named Lily from Brunswick baked and sold cookies, bars, and cupcakes to raise funds to help those in need during  READ MORE »

August 14, 2020
COVID-19 Issue Spotlight: Immigrant Led Advocacy

SPOTLIGHT TAKEOVER: Amjambo Africa! Maine Initiatives grantee, Ladder to the Moon Network, runs a free newspaper publication called Amjambo Africa, an incredible source of news, information, and community for New Mainers and the broader community alike. This week, we are turning over the COVID-19 Issue Spotlight to Amjambo Africa’s Editor-in-Chief, Kit Harrison, who brings to us a sample of their  READ MORE »

July 29, 2020
July 2020 eNews

Dear Friend, How is it nearly August?! We hope you’ve been able to enjoy these summer weeks (despite the chaos of the world), and that this July newsletter provides you with some important updates about the ongoing justice work happening across the state. In solidarity, The Maine Initiatives Team IMPORTANT UPDATES: Nonprofit Relief Fund On  READ MORE »

July 27, 2020
COVID-19 Issue Spotlight: Health Equity

In the midst of a global pandemic, we need an equitable healthcare system now more than ever. The reality is that thousands of Mainers are not able to access the health services that they need. Our grantees are working hard to fill in the gaps while calling for transformational change. While on some level all  READ MORE »

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