STRIVE, which stands for Socialization, Transition, Reflection, Innovation, Vocation and Education, is a non-profit organization based in South Portland that assists tweens, teens, and young adults with intellectual disabilities.
STRIVE began in 1999 to provide recreational and social opportunities, with a focus on creating peer support. Today, the organization has grown to serve over 950 members through ten different social, educational, post-secondary, and employment programs.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Welcome to the cPort Community Spotlight series! Twice a month, cPort will shine a light on a different organization, highlighting the incredible work they do to support the community. This week, cPort is shining a light on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (BGCSM). BGCSM provides after-school and summer programs to almost 3,000…Read More