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December 22, 2023


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New Beginnings

January is a time for new beginnings. Renewal. As we kick off the new year, I am very excited to announce that here at Maine Initiatives we are embarking on a new era in our organizational leadership.  As of January 1, Shima Kabirigi and Julian Rowand step into new Senior Director roles here at Maine […]

December 08, 2023


Maine Initiatives announces its 2023 Grants for Change Cohort.

Maine Initiatives announces its 2023 Grants for Change Cohort, awarding $540,000 in new grants to 12 community-based organizations whose work advances racial justice in Maine. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: December 7, 2023 Maine Initiatives is thrilled to announce the 2023 Grants for Change Cohort:  Alpha Legal FoundationEastern Woodlands Rematriation CollectiveFood For All ServicesIndigo Arts […]

November 02, 2023


When All of the Answers Are Wrong

Image: 10.29.23 One Lewiston Vigil. Photo by Lauren Smith Kennedy. Those of you who know me will know that I am committed to bringing the language of love into our public discourse because I believe that this is part of advancing justice: wresting love out of the private domains of home and hearth and bringing […]

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