Maine Initiatives Blog

November 20, 2017
Announcing the 2017 Grants for Change Grantees

Each of these 20 organizations embody a unique approach to racial justice and racial equity issues in Maine. Chosen through a radically participatory community-based process, Maine Initiatives hopes these cohorts will offer inspiration and opportunities to advance justice and equity. We encourage you to explore each organization’s web-presence to learn about their work, and to  READ MORE »

August 15, 2017
Charlottesville: A Response

Dear Friends: Maine Initiatives exists to advance justice and equity in our state. Over the past year and a half, we have prioritized the specific issues of racial justice and equity in our work and, in so doing, we have come to understand that issues of justice and equity broadly – and racial justice and  READ MORE »

June 20, 2017
Information Session for Grants for Change

Did you miss our info sessions about Grants for Change? Have questions about the process? Here is a video of our 60 minute webinar walking through the program from top to bottom.  

June 8, 2017
Announcing the Solidarity Fund Grantees

Our communities are only as just as we make them. Through our words and our actions. Through our solidarity. And, increasingly, through our resistance. Which is why I am so pleased and proud today to announce to you the Solidarity Fund grant awards. In January, when President Trump issued the first of the Executive Orders  READ MORE »

April 18, 2017
We’re Hiring! New Americorps VISTA position at Maine Initiatives

We are pleased to announce that we are hiring a full-time one-year Americorps VISTA member to be our Communications and Engagement Associate, starting this July. Are you looking to get more involved with racial justice in our state? Do you enjoy thinking critically about communications? Do you have ideas about how to engage the Maine  READ MORE »

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