Educate Maine Named as 1 of 5 Lead Partners in Jobs for the Future (JFF) Grant

August 17, 2022
We are proud to be one of just five lead partners across the country chosen by JFF to implement the expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in Maine! One of our signature programs, Maine Career Catalyst, will lead our continued efforts to provide more opportunities for in and out of school young adults ages 16-24. Learn more about this award here! READ MORE

Maine State Chamber, Maine Development Foundation, and Educate Maine Release “Making Maine Work” Roadmap for Economic Growth

July 21, 2022 · Report identifies economic priorities, sets goals and strategies for governor and state lawmakers
AUGUSTA, Maine (Thursday, July 21, 2022) – The Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Maine Development Foundation (MDF), and Educate Maine today released the newest “Making Maine Work: Critical Investments for the Maine Economy” report outlining economic priorities and policy recommendations – including in workforce, innovation, health, energy, and housing -- for Maine’s governor and upcoming Maine State Legislature. The report sets six key goals that aim to encourage investment in Maine… READ MORE
We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!

June 24, 2022 · Join our team as a Workforce Development Specialist
The Workforce Development Specialist is responsible for coordinating strategies, partnerships, and programs that create, expand, and strengthen opportunities for apprenticeship in companies throughout Hancock, Waldo, and Penobscot Counties. This position will create and oversee a portfolio of apprenticeship programs, coordinating programmatic activities with industry partners. The Specialist will also assist the Program Director in designing and realizing broader strategic goals, such as incubating pilot programs and strengthening connections with industry partners.
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2022 County Teachers of the Year honored in Augusta

2022 County Teachers of the Year honored in Augusta

May 17, 2022
Sixteen Maine teachers were announced as 2022 County Teachers of the Year Thursday at a ceremony in the Hall of Flags at the Maine State Capitol Building. 
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Feminist Action Board (FAB) applications are open until June 15th

Feminist Action Board (FAB) applications are open until June 15th

May 16, 2022
FAB is a group of Maine high schoolers (9th-12th grade) from around the state who are passionate about gender equity and social justice. Members plan and execute the Girls Rock! Conferences, do community outreach and education, maintain a social media presence, and work closely with the Board of Directors and staff to make sure that all Hardy Girls programs remain relevant. There is no cost to participate in FAB.   For more information and an application, click here READ MORE
Girls Who Code Summer Camp Program Awarded Funding from United Way of Southern Maine

Girls Who Code Summer Camp Program Awarded Funding from United Way of Southern Maine

May 16, 2022
UNITED WAY’S BRICK & BEAM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SUMMER PROGRAM INVESTMENTS BENEFITING BIPOC AND UNDERSERVED YOUTH    (Portland, ME) May 10, 2022 - United Way of Southern Maine’s (UWSM) Brick& Beam Society announced impact investments totaling $19,290 to support early childhood learning and or STEM/STEAM summer programs benefiting underserved populations from birth through grade 8 in Cumberland County. Programs were selected based on impact, sustainability, replication, and… READ MORE
Educate Maine welcomes two new staff members to the team this week!

Educate Maine welcomes two new staff members to the team this week!

February 23, 2022 · Please Welcome Sara and James
This week Educate Maine welcomed two new staff members to the team. Sara Conant is our new Communications and Event Coordinator. Sara has an extensive background in the programmatic design, teaching, and administrative sides of informal education programs for youth. Sara earned a Bachelors from Saint Joseph’s College and holds a Maine Professional Teacher Certification in Grades 7-12 Social Studies. She is a graduate of the Muskie School of Public Policy at USM where she earned a Masters in… READ MORE
Reclaiming Your Community

Reclaiming Your Community

February 22, 2022 · a virtual event organized by Print: A Bookstore
Educate Maine is excited to share this upcoming virtual event organized by Print: A Bookstore on March 7th from 7:00 to 8:30pm. The author Majora Carter whose book Reclaiming Your Community: You don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one, recently received an endorsement from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The conversation would be with Trevor Cohen and the theme of their talk explores Majora's empowering community projects in the Bronx and how they connect to a model for healing… READ MORE
A Call to Action: Our Schools Need YOU!

A Call to Action: Our Schools Need YOU!

February 17, 2022 · Be a guest school staff member
Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine are partnering to call on Maine businesses, leaders and citizens to become guest school staff members. It's time to lean in!Maine’s schools have been safely open for business, ensuring that students have access whenever possible to high quality, in-person learning. The statewide surge of COVID-19 has increased school staffing shortages, and many schools have had to make emergency and disruptive pivots to remote learning, simply because they do… READ MORE
Stipend Awards to Reduce Financial Barriers to Internships

Stipend Awards to Reduce Financial Barriers to Internships

February 14, 2022
Supporting racial equity and increased experiential learning opportunities for BIPOC students facing financial barriers to growing their career.
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