Our community needs people like you who want to build a better future for ourselves and our neighbors. Working together under our community’s shared vision, Thrive2027, we will give children a strong start, empower everyone to thrive – not just survive, and help people live longer, better lives so that we all thrive together.
While Southern Maine is a great place to live and work, not everyone is doing well:
The reading proficiency gap between all third-grade students and students from populations with historical inequities ranges from 20 to 24 percentage points
More than half of our neighbors don’t have sufficient resources for housing and other necessities
Adults with major mental illness die 14 to 32 years younger than the general population
The consequences of these lost opportunities are staggering – both economically and socially.
We need to work together to create a thriving future for all in Southern Maine. Already, more than 300 organizations, employers, parents, caregivers, and individuals have engaged in the Thrive2027 work. Show your support by endorsing Thrive2027.
You can make a financial contribution to Thrive2027 via United Way of Southern Maine. Your gift is an investment in positive change in our community and will help to give kids a strong start, empower our neighbors to thrive – not just survive, and help us all live longer, better.