MaineShare Hires Permanent Director

MaineShare Hires Permanent Director

It is with great pleasure that we announce MaineShare’s new permanent director has been hired! Amanda Langley, MPH, will be joining the MaineShare staff during the week of October 18th. We had an amazingly talented pool of applicants and Amanda’s commitment to social justice, curious mind-set, collaborative nature, and wicked smahts will serve us all well. We thank all of you who applied for the position and participated wholeheartedly in our process. Maine has some incredibly committed and talented people!...
August 2021 Newsletter – Engage & Feel Better

August 2021 Newsletter – Engage & Feel Better

I don’t know if you’ve been losing sleep about the state of current affairs like I have, but I hope you continue to find sparks of optimism in your days. I have been thinking about the story of the little boy who is walking along the beach with thousands and thousands of dying, beached starfish. He is picking them up, one at a time, and throwing them back into the ocean. A man tells him not to bother. His efforts don't matter. He will never save all the starfish. The little boy says, “It matters to the ones I can save.”......
July 2021 Newsletter – The Importance of Community-Minded Thinking

July 2021 Newsletter – The Importance of Community-Minded Thinking

I’m excited about my new summer read, x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender by Dr. Eugenia Cheng. At first, it was because I’m a mathematician at heart and by education, and it seemed like a nice scholarly escape from the escalating climate and virus catastrophes eating away at my hopefulness from earlier in the summer. I have only read the preface so far, and I’m now excited about the possibility of it being much more than a rejuvenating escape. Dr. Cheng writes that she is starting this book in the beginning of the global pandemic and has no idea what the world will be like when the book reaches our hands. She goes on to say, “...one thing that this worldwide crisis has grimly illuminated is a sharp opposition between those who think as individuals and those who think as a community. We see individuals deciding how much risk of infection they are going to take, as if this decision is their own private one, affecting them alone.”......
June 2021 Newsletter – MaineShare Members are Building a New Normal

June 2021 Newsletter – MaineShare Members are Building a New Normal

For over 30 years, MaineShare has been helping our member groups create a strong foundation for a more just and equitable Maine. Now we have the incredible opportunity to build on this foundation. Help us build a new normal from this strong foundation. Help us foster a new resurgence. Getting back to normal is not the goal of our recovery efforts. Getting a better normal is. More than 30 years of this work has uniquely positioned us to make a real impact and we invite you to take action today......
April 2021 Newsletter – In Bloom with MaineShare

April 2021 Newsletter – In Bloom with MaineShare

Maine is in bloom and we’re racing to get everyone vaccinated before variants can set us back. We hope efforts to reach every person in Maine are effective including the reopening of the Maine CDC’s Health Equity Office; a recent set of grants made to groups like our member, Maine Access Immigrant Network (MAIN), to support community outreach; free transportation; and mobile pop-up clinics and mass vaccination sites. MaineShare is also in bloom!......
March 2021 Newsletter – How 11 Members are Leaning In

March 2021 Newsletter – How 11 Members are Leaning In

I hope you are feeling the optimism of the coming of Spring. I’m excited for what’s ahead for MaineShare and invite you to lean into all that makes Maine a better place. Whether that means small acts of random kindness or digging deep into how you can have more impact on the world, I hope our network gives you places to plug in. If you are feeling the desire to LEAN IN this spring, please consider supporting MaineShare as we work to build a stronger network of support for progressive nonprofits in Maine......
MaineShare Newsletter 2021v1 – Climbing that Hill Together

MaineShare Newsletter 2021v1 – Climbing that Hill Together

How many of your newsletters since the inauguration have included quotes from Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb?” This one will be no different! I was so moved by all the official events on January 20th and I hope it gave you all some hope that change is on the horizon. I’ve recently become addicted to dance and music videos on TikTok (I know!) and one of my favorite escapes are the ice skating videos by Elladj Balde. I highly recommend his skating to her opening lines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydQLitiK-so&feature=youtu.be...
MaineShare Hires Permanent Director

MaineShare Hires Permanent Director

It is with great pleasure that we announce MaineShare’s new permanent director has been hired! Amanda Langley, MPH, will be joining the MaineShare staff during the week of October 18th. We had an amazingly talented pool of applicants and Amanda’s commitment to social justice, curious mind-set, collaborative nature, and wicked smahts will serve us all well. We thank all of you who applied for the position and participated wholeheartedly in our process. Maine has some incredibly committed and talented people!...
August 2021 Newsletter – Engage & Feel Better

August 2021 Newsletter – Engage & Feel Better

I don’t know if you’ve been losing sleep about the state of current affairs like I have, but I hope you continue to find sparks of optimism in your days. I have been thinking about the story of the little boy who is walking along the beach with thousands and thousands of dying, beached starfish. He is picking them up, one at a time, and throwing them back into the ocean. A man tells him not to bother. His efforts don't matter. He will never save all the starfish. The little boy says, “It matters to the ones I can save.”......
July 2021 Newsletter – The Importance of Community-Minded Thinking

July 2021 Newsletter – The Importance of Community-Minded Thinking

I’m excited about my new summer read, x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender by Dr. Eugenia Cheng. At first, it was because I’m a mathematician at heart and by education, and it seemed like a nice scholarly escape from the escalating climate and virus catastrophes eating away at my hopefulness from earlier in the summer. I have only read the preface so far, and I’m now excited about the possibility of it being much more than a rejuvenating escape. Dr. Cheng writes that she is starting this book in the beginning of the global pandemic and has no idea what the world will be like when the book reaches our hands. She goes on to say, “...one thing that this worldwide crisis has grimly illuminated is a sharp opposition between those who think as individuals and those who think as a community. We see individuals deciding how much risk of infection they are going to take, as if this decision is their own private one, affecting them alone.”......
June 2021 Newsletter – MaineShare Members are Building a New Normal

June 2021 Newsletter – MaineShare Members are Building a New Normal

For over 30 years, MaineShare has been helping our member groups create a strong foundation for a more just and equitable Maine. Now we have the incredible opportunity to build on this foundation. Help us build a new normal from this strong foundation. Help us foster a new resurgence. Getting back to normal is not the goal of our recovery efforts. Getting a better normal is. More than 30 years of this work has uniquely positioned us to make a real impact and we invite you to take action today......
April 2021 Newsletter – In Bloom with MaineShare

April 2021 Newsletter – In Bloom with MaineShare

Maine is in bloom and we’re racing to get everyone vaccinated before variants can set us back. We hope efforts to reach every person in Maine are effective including the reopening of the Maine CDC’s Health Equity Office; a recent set of grants made to groups like our member, Maine Access Immigrant Network (MAIN), to support community outreach; free transportation; and mobile pop-up clinics and mass vaccination sites. MaineShare is also in bloom!......
March 2021 Newsletter – How 11 Members are Leaning In

March 2021 Newsletter – How 11 Members are Leaning In

I hope you are feeling the optimism of the coming of Spring. I’m excited for what’s ahead for MaineShare and invite you to lean into all that makes Maine a better place. Whether that means small acts of random kindness or digging deep into how you can have more impact on the world, I hope our network gives you places to plug in. If you are feeling the desire to LEAN IN this spring, please consider supporting MaineShare as we work to build a stronger network of support for progressive nonprofits in Maine......
MaineShare Newsletter 2021v1 – Climbing that Hill Together

MaineShare Newsletter 2021v1 – Climbing that Hill Together

How many of your newsletters since the inauguration have included quotes from Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb?” This one will be no different! I was so moved by all the official events on January 20th and I hope it gave you all some hope that change is on the horizon. I’ve recently become addicted to dance and music videos on TikTok (I know!) and one of my favorite escapes are the ice skating videos by Elladj Balde. I highly recommend his skating to her opening lines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydQLitiK-so&feature=youtu.be...

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