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United Way launches Thrive2027
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

People across Greater Portland communities are hoping to improve education, financial stability and health over the next ten years.

The three goals were announced Tuesday, as part of a community wide initiative called Thrive2027, launched by the United Way. (Watch story here)

 

Thrive2027 presents plan to help Greater Portland area
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A group focused on making Greater Portland a better place to live has come up with a 10-year plan to make it happen.

Thrive2027 is made up of CEOs, community leaders and volunteers from Cumberland County and beyond. (Watch story here.)

Thrive2027: This is How We Make the Impossible Possible
Tuesday, June 27, 2016

Last week United Way of Greater Portland unveiled ten-year goals for Cumberland County, headlined Thrive2027. I was lucky to have been a part of the Steering Committee that helped shape the goals, but the real input came from community conversations with over 2,000 area residents from every walk of life, every age and every part of the County. (Read the story here.)

 

United Way of Greater Portland Announces Newest Investments That Help Greater Portland Thrive
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) is pleased to announce its first investments in Thrive2027, our community’s commitment to three ten-year goals to drive measurable and meaningful change in Greater Portland.

The goals are to ensure more kids are successful in school, more families and individuals can afford to live and work here, and more people are living long, healthy lives. (Read the story here.)

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The Children’s Initiative at Maine Behavioral Healthcare Receives $99k to help make progress on Thrive 2027
Friday, June 23, 2017

To ensure more kids are successful in school, more families and individuals can afford to live and work here, and more people are living long, healthy lives, Thrive 2027 is investing in three ten-year goals to drive meaningful change. The total $250,000 investment has been granted to three community programs: The Children’s Initiative, Preble Street Learning Collaborative and SmilePartners.  (Read the story here.)

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United Way-backed Thrive2027 aims to make Portland area more affordable, healthy for all
Monday, December 18, 2017

The backers of a new effort to improve the quality of life in Greater Portland didn’t start with traditional grant writing or pitching for finances.

They started with listening. (Read the story here.)