MAINE WOMEN’S FUND HOSTS MAKING CHANGE FOR GOOD

MAINE WOMEN’S FUND HOSTS MAKING CHANGE FOR GOOD

FALMOUTH, Maine.  October 30, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, hosted Making Change for Good, on Tuesday, October 27th featuring four grantee presentations on social change efforts in Maine. 

Eloise Vitelli, Director of Program & Policy at New Ventures Maine delivered the first presentation, “Creating Opportunity on Main Street: Women Entrepreneurs Making a Difference” on the success of marketing mini-grants being awarded in partnership with the Maine Downtown Network. The featured entrepreneurial enterprises ranged from the County CO-OP & Farm Store in Houlton to LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls headquartered in Camden.

 “Going Door to Door: Reducing Abortion Stigma with Storytelling” presented by Nicole Clegg, Maine Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, focused on their initiative to change hearts and minds through door-to-door conversations, undertaken by a group of committed volunteers sharing their personal stories.

Dr. Dorothy Foote, CEO & Head of Schools, for Wayfinder Schools presented “Finding Her Way: Tales of Success,” which highlighted the stories of four of the schools’ Passages students. Passages is a home-based high school degree program for students whose education was derailed by early parenthood.

A final presentation, “Redefining the Human Trafficking Landscape in Maine” by the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) was shared by video.

Making Change for Good showcased the many forms that social change work can take and how important agency, personal safety, education and healthcare are to Maine women and girls’ economic security.

Posted 10.30.2015 under Press Releases