Equality Maine

EqualityMaine strives to represent the needs and interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine. This includes elders, immigrants, youth, parents, transgender and gender non-conforming, residents of rural townships and cities, and students. Its mission is to secure full equality for Maine’s LGBTQ+ community and envision a day when LGBTQ+ persons and their families have…

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Scholarship Program

Every year cPort staff look forward to reading college aspiration essays from students in the communities we serve. In 2022, we kicked off our 15th year of the cPort Scholarship Program. Hosting our college aspiration workshops in seven elementary schools throughout Portland, Augusta, and Scarborough, we also celebrated our first year at the Boys &…

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maine public

Maine Public is an independently owned and operated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with office and studio locations in Bangor, Lewiston, and Portland, Maine. Every day Maine Public connects the people of Maine and our region to each other and to the world through the open exchange of information, ideas, and cultural content. It was formed in…

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Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center

The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center’s mission is to serve as a hub of collaboration that strengthens the immigrant community through language acquisition, economic integration, and civic engagement. Among the organization’s programs is The Immigrant Business Hub. This program helps immigrants understand, navigate and thrive as an integral part of the Maine business community. The…

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The Telling Room

The Telling Room was founded in 2004 by three remarkable writers, Sara Corbett, Mike Paterniti, and Susan Conley. Their vision for the Telling Room was to connect with the young student writers in Portland. Now 16 years later, the Telling Room includes 75 different towns in the state of Maine to work with over 3,500…

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Taxes

In the U.S., filing an annual tax return and paying income tax by April 15 each year is required. Collecting documents well ahead of time and storing them in a secure place is a good idea. Here is a list of what is needed to help prepare for tax season.  Tax Documents  January is when…

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Make A Wish Maine

Make-A-Wish Maine uses trained volunteers to meet with children and their families to determine a wish. Their staff then works together to make the wish come to life! The average cost of a wish is $7,000 to ensure all wish expenses are covered. On the Make-A-Wish website, it is stated that wishes are more than…

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Home Loans

Currently, mortgage rates are near 4%, which is still very low by historical standards. However, the Federal Reserve has hinted that it could raise interest rates soon. How does this affect a HELOC or Home Equity loan? What should you do if you are thinking about refinancing or taking out a home mortgage? In this…

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