Current opening: VISTA CA$H Maine Outreach and Research Assistant

Americorp/VISTA member wanted to assist CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Maine and Women, Work, and Community in an initiative to improve the economic future and financial stability of low-income working families in Maine. The Americorp member will assist WWC and Coalition partners in this project to develop a sustained, connected and integrated set of strategies, tools, and services to support changes in behavior, raise new expectations about what is …

Maine Startup and Create Week!

Maine Startup and Create Week! A week long conference in Portland, Maine June 12 – 20, 2014 Women, Work, and Community is proud to be a part of Maine Startup and Create Week! Come join us in celebrating the community of passionate entrepreneurs in Maine. Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW) is an eight-day celebration (from June 12-20) of startups, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives in Portland and across the state. MSCW …

Pitch Contest for Mid Coast Entrepreneurs- win $400!

Pitch Contest for Mid Coast Entrepreneurs- win $400!

Could your business use a marketing boost? Women, Work, and Community’s (WWC) marketing ptich program is helping small businesses in the Midcoast put their best foot forward through the funding of professional, effective marketing materials and projects. You can win $400 for your targeted marketing project. Small business owners are asked to pitch their idea for their businesses’ marketing project to a panel of judges on Monday November 18, 2013 …

Totally Trades Spring 2013

Successful Totally Trades events were held in April in Bangor at United Technologies Center and in Presque Isle at Northern Maine Community College.  Nearly 250 girls attended hands-on workshops in areas such as heavy equipment operation, construction,welding, cable technician and automotive.  In Bangor a panel of  women employed in nontraditional careers  offered personal insights around their chosen career paths and pointers for success in the field.  In Presque Isle a …

Run, Baby Run: It’s your life, it’s your business

Run, Baby Run: It’s your life, it’s your business

          By Eloise Vitelli As printed in the Bangor Daily News Entrepreneurs are known for their optimism and can-do attitudes. They see the possibilities and focus their energies on how to get to the goal line. Sometimes though, even the most positive, creative person can be dealt a blow that shakes their confidence and sets them on a different course. Julie Marchese is a breast cancer …

WWC Featured in Maine Association of Nonprofits 2013 Report

Women, Work, and Community is pleased to be featured in the Maine Association of Nonprofits report “2013 Partners in Prosperity: The Maine Nonprofit Sector Impact.”   You will find us on page 10.    To check out what wonderful information this report provides, click the following image to be directed to the online version of the report.  

TOTALLY TRADES!

WWC recently organized two successful Totally Trades conferences – one in Westbrook on October 19 and a second in Calais on October 26.  All in all, nearly 200 girls were in attendance at the conferences.  The Calais conference, hosted by Washington County Community College, featured a new video directed and produced by female students from St. Croix Regional Technology Center (SCRTC).  The video profiles a successful female welding and commercial …

Mature Worker Event!

Mature Worker Event!

Mature Workers Event – Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities in Today’s Economy Are you 50 + and seeking employment, re-employment, working longer, or supplementing income? Are you looking for ways to adjust to the current economic trends, or considering phased retirement?   This event will identify emerging trends that impact how mature workers view the world of work and what they need  to assess for change beyond work.  Come explore what …

Senate Candidates: Hear them at USM: on issues affecting Maine women and girls

A broad coalition of community organizations is hosting a forum to allow candidates for U.S. Senate an opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues that affect Maine women and girls, including economic security, freedom from violence, healthcare, and civil rights. Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 Reception: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Candidates’ Forum: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Location: University of Southern Maine, Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St., Portland This event is free …

Wendy Rose Retires

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – Yeats           The WWC Micro Team at Wendy’s Retirement Lunch. With over 25 years of dedicated service helping others find their path, Wendy Rose, WWC Senior Microenterprise Coordinator, will retire at the end of August. WWC staff gathered on Wednesday, August 22 for a fond farewell to Wendy. Thank you so …

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