Project Profiles

The Main Food Strategy is an initiative creating a broader and strongly-connected network of organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals contributing to the food system in Maine. The initiative is convening a statewide participatory process that will identify and advance shared goals to support a robust food economy in Maine. Visit their website
FINE is a six-state network of nonprofit, public and private entities working collaboratively to strengthen our food system by increasing the amount of New England-grown and processed food served in our region’s schools, hospitals, colleges and other institutions. FINE envisions that every New England institution will preferentially purchase regionally produced food. Donate now Visit their website
First Teacher is a movement of parents helping parents prepare their children for success in kindergarten and beyond. First Teacher is a hands-on neighborhood initiative for parents and caregivers based on the idea that if knowledge, information, and effective strategies are made accessible through a non-judgmental, collaborative approach, parenting practices will improve dramatically, thereby directly supporting toddlers’ school readiness prospects. The long-term goal of First Teacher is that children enter K1 at or above grade-level in literacy skills and general school readiness.
Lawrence Dream Network is a network of individuals, the goal of which is to provide culturally competent training, mentoring, and coaching to youth and young adults, parents and professionals in Lawrence. Currently the leadership of most city institutions are not led by community reflective leaders or residents,  despite their being a pool of educated, qualified individuals residing in the city.
The way that Connecticut funds its schools is broken. It's unfair to kids and taxpayers, and it doesn't work for many schools, towns and cities. The amount of money a school gets is not based on the needs of the kids who go to that school, and the amount taxpayers must pay to support education is are very different in each town. Some schools have what they need to educate kids, and others don't have textbooks for every child.
The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. In doing this work, we provide critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers. Donate now
Ada Developers Academy is a year-long intensive training program for women transitioning into software development, located in Seattle, Washington. Ada Developers Academy offers one of the most comprehensive developer training programs available: seven months of full-time classroom instruction plus five months of on-the-ground training ensures our graduates thrive in their careers as developers. Ada is tuition-free and is supported by the tech community, public funding, and individual donors.
Worker’s Justice Project was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustice that low-wage immigrant workers face by building collective power to win institutional change that advances economic, racial, and workplace justice. Our mission is to empower low-wage immigrant workers to gain a voice in the workplace and build strong and economically sustainable communities through education, organizing, leadership development, and the growth of grassroots economic alternatives
Community Votes partners with community-based social service organizations to conduct nonpartisan voter mobilization so more underrepresented citizens participate in our democracy. Their approach is practical, grassroots and cost-effective. Many community-based service organizations work directly with citizens who traditionally don’t exercise their right to vote and are uniquely positioned to reach into some of the city’s poorest communities to turn more citizens into voters.
Population Health Improvement Partners helps health-focused organizations and coalitions build organizational and community capacity to improve and sustain population health.

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