Cumberland County is an inclusive, caring, and collaborative community that focuses its resources strategically so that everyone grows and prospers through enhanced educational opportunities, financial stability, and healthy living.
Kameron is a participant in “Rockets & Rovers,” an after school program that integrates creativity and the arts with science, technology, and math. This collaboration between LearningWorks and Side X Side is funded by UWGP’s Brick & Beam Society.
After moving from war-torn Angola, Nsevilo “Helen” Shabani was connected with The Opportunity Alliance’s Project WIN (Women In Neighborhoods), a two-generation strategy, supported by UWGP’s Women United, designed to create a pathway out of poverty.
Through Project BRACEs, MaineHealth and Maine Medical Partners providers like Dr. DiGiovanni are screening and identifying patients for trauma. 69% of children that were identified to have post-traumatic stress symptoms were connected to a behavioral health clinician.
Thrive2027 is three 10-year goals created by and for the community. They are grounded in data and reflect the hopes and dreams of thousands throughout Cumberland County. They provide a clear, unifying path forward to a better future for everyone.
Headline Indicator: By 2027, 70% of children read proficiently at the end of third grade
Baseline: 59% of children read proficiently at the end of third grade
Benchmark: 61% of children read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade
Headline Indicator: By 2027, 70% of households pay less than 30% of their income on housing
Baseline: 65% of households pay less than 30% of their income on housing
2021 Benchmark: 68% of households pay less than 30% of their income on housing
Headline Indicator: By 2027, reduce preventable premature deaths by 10%
Baseline: 5,400 Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000 people
2021 Benchmark: 5,400 Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000 people