To help give kids a strong start
To empower our neighbors to thrive — not just survive.
To help us all live longer, better.
While Southern Maine is a great place to live and work, not everyone is doing well. Too many kids in our community do not read at grade level, too many of our neighbors cannot afford their basic necessities, including housing, and too many people are dying early from preventable causes. That’s why hundreds of organizations and individuals are united under our community’s shared vision, Thrive2027.
Thrive2027 is not a program, it is a driving movement that unites community members to accelerate change. It is a deeply coordinated and collaborative effort, which began in 2016, and is led by United Way of Southern Maine. It includes a broad range of community members across all sectors working to achieve three 10-year goals – to give kids a strong start; empower neighbors to thrive – not just survive; and help us all live longer, better!
Be the ONE to help drive this change.
GIVE OUR KIDS A STRONG START
Every child has quality early learning experiences beginning at birth so that they are reading at grade level by the end of third grade
EMPOWER NEIGHBORS TO THRIVE – NOT JUST SURVIVE
People have education and employment opportunities so that they can afford to live and work in Southern Maine
HELP US ALL LIVE LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES
Individuals and communities have the resources and access to services to achieve optimal health status
Behind all our work there are people and organizations who get involved in big and small ways to ensure a better future for Southern Maine. Your involvement is our most powerful resource. Be the one to make our community’s goals possible.