Category Archives: Partnerships

Collaboration to Meet Needs

by Kemper Tell The need for safe and quality housing has been discovered as a key to academic success for all children. This is especially true for new immigrants to the United States who face more barriers in becoming productive … Continue reading

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“Hi! Nice to Meet You. Let’s Get Married.” How (Not) to Start a Partnership AND How to Prepare

by Lori Tsuruda Nearly everyone wants to be in a good partnership, but just as in our personal lives, it’s important to take the time to identify mutually beneficial interests and to invest effort into developing a relationship instead of … Continue reading

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Volunteers Preserve Maine’s Past for Future Generations

by Rachel Miller Like many of my AmeriCorps colleagues, my position at the Maine Historical Society and Maine State Library encompasses a wide range of projects and responsibilities. However, unlike many other AmeriCorps members, all of the volunteers I manage … Continue reading

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Community Partners: Helping with the Solution

by Matt Robinson In two recent conversations with teachers about to start service-learning projects with their students, I was asked the same question. One teaches urban secondary students, the other rural elementary students. Since two individuals in different situations had … Continue reading

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Two-Way Streets

By Matt Robinson I’ve posted here before about the two-way street of community partnerships (http://volunteermaine.org/blog/community-partners-paving-a-two-way-street). In that post, I shared the observations of a group of teachers sharing why they appreciate service-learning. Near the top of everyone’s list was that … Continue reading

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Professional Associations

By Trudy Hamilton Maine is certainly a geographically diverse state. For many reasons we’ve not developed the network of AVA’s and DOVIA’s that other states have. We are blessed, however, by the fine example Karen Stephenson has set for the … Continue reading

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By Ann Swain With all that we have to do as managers of volunteers, it may be difficult to even consider becoming a part of a ‘network’. Specifically, a ‘network of managers of volunteers’ may actually be one of the … Continue reading

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Community Partners: Paving a Two-Way Street

By Matt Robinson This is an exciting time of year for service-learning. At this point in the process teacher and student teams, with the help of community partners, are deeply engaged in learning about the problem or community need they’ve … Continue reading

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Partnering with the Red Claws

By Seth Shuman Having recently moved to Portland from Boston, I’ve found myself in a unique situation to really lend a hand and make a difference. Having served as a Corps member with City Year Boston, I have always had … Continue reading

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