Community Compass is happy to have been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, Maine made possible through their Opportunity Fund. We were one of five non-profits receiving awards whose missions align with that of the UUCC. Our collaborator H.O.M.E. Inc was also a recipient!
Sue Mackey Andrews of The Maine Resiliency Building Network asked Community Compass to join the conversation with her on Family Corner, on WERU. Listen to what our Neighborhood Navigators have to say about poverty in our region.
We’re giving a big shout out to the local organizations and community members which provided financial support this year, many through our first Annual Appeal. THANK YOU to all those in our ten-town region who were very generous in responding to our Appeal this fall. Our community’s response and kindness allowed us to surpass our fund-raising goal for the appeal!Read More
Kristin Miale, President of Good Shepherd Food Bank, speaks plainly about poverty blamed on the poor, the importance of connecting those in need to our community and reminds us that it's our neighbors that live in poverty.
Our Parents Are Leaders program (PALs) is based on research showing healthy interaction between parent and their infant is crucial to developing social emotional skills. These skills prepare children to be successful in school and beyond. This video is an example of how parent interaction can affect infant behavior.
Parents Are Leaders, Neighborhood Navigators and Annual Meeting!
Originally published by Washington Post in April, 2017.
"Children who are born into poverty often struggle to escape it. Researchers have studied this generational snare for years, concluding that underfunded schools and overworked or absent guardians exacerbate the cycle."
"A Working Mom's Dilemma" provides insight on how Maine is failing working parents by leaving millions unspent on child care.Read More
Originally aired on PBS, November, 2012.
"FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families’ struggles against financial ruin. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children." pbs.org
"KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families." Kids Count website
[introductory copy that describes what this is and why it's relevant to CC and the reader]