VISION

Greater Portland 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.

 

THRIVE2027: 10-YEAR COMMUNITY GOALS

GOAL 1: Every child has quality early learning experiences beginning at birth.

Headline Indicator: By 2027, 70% of children read proficiently at the end of third grade

Benchmark: Today 59% of children read proficiently at the end of third grade*

*Maine Department of Education. Maine DOE Data Warehouse eMPower Reading Scores (May 2016).

 

GOAL 2: Individuals and families have the education, employment opportunities, and resources* to achieve financial stability.

Headline Indicator: By 2027, 70% of households pay less than 30% of their income on housing

Benchmark: Currently 65% of households pay less than 30% of their income on housing**

*Resources is defined as access to affordable goods and services, including housing and healthcare.

**U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2005 through 2014, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table DP04 (April 2016).

 

GOAL 3: Children, adults, and communities have resources and opportunities to achieve optimal health status.

Headline Indicator: By 2027, 4,569 Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000 people

Benchmark: At today’s rate, we see 5,076 Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000 people*

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Health Indicators Warehouse. Retrieved from healthindicators.gov (June 2016).

 

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