Harrington EdGE Students Finish Strong

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Here is the first group of EdGE Site Coordinator Everett Carroll’s many insightful photos of EdGE students at Harrington Elementary. Everett said, “The end of the year at Harrington Elementary EdGE finished strong! Youth participated in many physical activities and also worked with science experiments kits provided by the Discovery Museum. Other…

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Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? DCP Needs Your Ideas

Help DCP Assess Community Needs by Attending a Focus Group Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is conducting its 2021 Community Needs Assessment in partnership with MeCAP and the nine other community action agencies serving Maine. An important piece of the work is to learn the ideas, insights, and perspectives of our community members. When asked about…

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Thank you Thursday for Scott Berry

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Scott Berry. “As a volunteer and supporter, Scott Berry has been a driving force in the success of Maine Seacoast Mission’s Housing Rehab Program.” said Scott Shaw, Manager of the Mission’s Housing Rehab Program. “Scott and his team from South Portland have made…

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Gigi Georges & John Zavodny in Conversation, 6/29

Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America‘In Conversation’ author talk with Gigi Georges Event Location: OnlineEvent Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – 7:00pm The public is invited to a virtual conversation on Tuesday, June 29, at 7 p.m., when Gigi Georges, author of the just-released nonfiction book Downeast: Five Maine Girls and…

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Maine Seacoast Mission Awards $158,000 in 2021 Scholarships

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Continuing a tradition that started more than 100 years ago, Maine Seacoast Mission welcomes 23 new Mission Scholars for year 2021. The Mission this year awarded $49,000 in new scholarships and $109,000 in renewed scholarships. Mission Scholarships Director Terri Rodick said, “Our 2021 scholarship awardees are from 14 high schools in…

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Thank you Thursday for Paul Bennett

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Paul Bennett at Downeast Thunder Creations. Mr. Bennett describes himself on his Facebook page this way: “Engineer, Designer, Fabricator, and Maker [who] creates many items from a variety of materials at Downeast Thunder Farm in Milbridge, Maine.” Mission Development Associate Anna Silver said,…

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EdGE Center Gets Makeover

CHERRYFIELD, ME — When Covid-19 forced a reduced 2020 Housing Rehabilitation Program, Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw used available time to oversee some desired renovations of Downeast Campus EdGE Center building. Painters spruced up the building inside and out. The old tile flooring is replaced with new polyaspartic flooring. “We took the opportunity to…

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People & Places – Wendy Harrington

CHERRYFIELD, ME — I joined the Mission in 2002. My husband Charlie and I worked with Gary DeLong to create the EdGE. The EdGE model included working with children, their families, and community. My work was, and is, centered on families and community and the belief that children thrive when they have the support of the people…

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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics at Mission Community Center

With the Mission’s Maine island Covid-19 vaccination clinics very much in the news, we wanted to also share the story of two companion vaccination clinics at our Community Center in Cherryfield. Held in partnership with the Maine Mobile Health Program (MMHP) and Mano en Mano, the first clinic was on April 12. The second clinic…

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Jul 14

President’s Scholarship Celebration 2021

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Mission Sunbeam Award Gala 2021

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Bar Harbor ME
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Tennis Tournament to Benefit EdGE – Sept. 25, 2021

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