Home

About Sanford Strong

Sanford Strong Coalition is a partnership of residents, organizations, businesses and others invested in the future of Greater Sanford.  The Coalition provides ways for the community to share information and access resources, while supporting initiatives to strengthen the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families. The Coalition is governed by a steering committee, staffed by Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, and supported by its members. Membership is free and open to anyone concerned about the future of Greater Sanford and its people. Join today. Also, like us on Facebook.

Community Events

May
25
Wed
Sanford International Film Festival
May 25 – May 29 all-day

 

12371247_896861123744880_4749231372495717435_o

A Chance to Help Roll Out the Red Carpet

We’ve often said in this corner of the Opinion page that the City of Sanford is currently undergoing a series of small and large-scale structural, institutional and cultural changes, all of which have tremendous potential to transform the community in positive ways. In terms of cultural growth, the annual Sanford International Film Festival (SIFF) has made significant strides in two short years to help put Sanford on the map.

SIFF will return for the third time in May. The event is being billed as “SIFF3,” playfully in step with the film industry’s tendency to crank out sequels. As with previous years, local educator James Harmon is the festival’s director.

Read more of the Sanford News article:

facebook-like

Jun
1
Wed
NAMI Maine Inspiring Minds @ Common Connection Club
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

NAMI Maine brings Inspiring Minds to Biddeford

A 10-module FREE recovery education course for people living with mental health challenges.

Please sign up for each class you wish to attend.

FMI and to register anytime during the course

 NEW NAMI_IM Flyer Biddeford

Our Schools Our Future parent meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NEW OSOF LOGO with italics jpeg 

Our Schools Our Future is a community organization that partners with parents, students and schools to amplify parent and youth voice in education, so all students receive what they need to succeed.

Our Schools Our Future is hosting a weekly meeting for parent to parent conversation about education. Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursdays. Drop in anytime from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office; 123 A Emery St., Sanford. Contact: Rachel Phipps.

 

Jun
7
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Jun
8
Wed
Our Schools Our Future parent meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office
Jun 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NEW OSOF LOGO with italics jpeg 

Our Schools Our Future is a community organization that partners with parents, students and schools to amplify parent and youth voice in education, so all students receive what they need to succeed.

Our Schools Our Future is hosting a weekly meeting for parent to parent conversation about education. Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursdays. Drop in anytime from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office; 123 A Emery St., Sanford. Contact: Rachel Phipps.

 

Jun
15
Wed
Drug Free Communities meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Drug Free Communities  (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact:  Connie Roux    or Nichole Ivey.

Our Schools Our Future parent meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office
Jun 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NEW OSOF LOGO with italics jpeg 

Our Schools Our Future is a community organization that partners with parents, students and schools to amplify parent and youth voice in education, so all students receive what they need to succeed.

Our Schools Our Future is hosting a weekly meeting for parent to parent conversation about education. Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursdays. Drop in anytime from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office; 123 A Emery St., Sanford. Contact: Rachel Phipps.

 

Jun
16
Thu
Systems Integration Task Force @ Sanford Police Dept.
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION TASK GROUP:  The group brings together the leaders of agencies that work with Sanford youth, who are or may become involved in the juvenile justice system, and may have mental health, substance abuse or behavioral challenges, for ongoing cross-system planning, communication and integration.

  • Activities:  establishing a community-level Student-Assistance Team; establishing Restorative Justice practices in multiple settings; developing communications tools; Linkage Project; etc.
  • Meetings:  3rd Thursday of the month
  • Contact:  Chief Tom Connolly
Jun
22
Wed
Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens!
Jun 22 @ 7:45 am

usda summer food service

Summer Food Service Program Provides Free Meals to All Children

Sanford School Nutrition is once again sponsoring the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. The program provides free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and under, regardless of income at sites throughout the community.

For times and locations, please review the flyer.

2016 Summer Food Service Program

 

Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens!
Jun 22 @ 7:45 am

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

When school is out this summer, kids and teens can enjoy FREE MEALS AND FUN at sites throughout the community! ALL children and teens 18 and under can enjoy free nutritious meals through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program.

Sanford School Nutrition is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program from June 22nd through August 12th.

To view times and locations, please click here: 2016 Summer Food Service 

See the whole calender! »