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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

February – March 2015

Feb
3
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Feb
4
Wed
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

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We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Feb
6
Fri
Chocolate Benefit Sanford Backpack Program @ Town Club
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chocolate Benefit PictureJust $20 will allow you to indulge in an evening of decadent chocolate and ensure that The Sanford Backpack Program can fill FOUR more backpacks with food for children!

Help  fight youth hunger and join us for a fun evening of chocolate from local Chocolatiers, raffles, and silent auctions. The doors open at 6 PM for happy hour and chocolate will be served beginning at 6:30. We do expect to sell out so purchase your tickets in advance!

The Sanford Backpack Program is an initiative of Strategies for a Stronger Sanford  and works in partnership with the Sanford School District.

WHEN:  Friday , February 6th, 2015; 6-9 PM

WHERE:  Town Club, Sanford

COST:  Tickets to the 2015 Chocolate Benefit are available for sale. They are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You may purchase them at Garnsey Brothers Maine New Hampshire Insurance or Troiano & Associates Inc in Sanford!

NOTE:  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 206-2294 or  backpacks@strongersanford.org

Feb
11
Wed
Drug Free Communities meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
Feb 11 @ 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.

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

pltilogo

We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Feb
12
Thu
SOOSTA @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Sanford Out of School Time Alliance (SOOSTA) is about ensuring that every young person has a healthy, positive activity available to him or her during the hours that school is not in session.

Feb
16
Mon
ACE (Active Community Environment) Team meeting @ City Hall - Third Floor Conference Room
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

ACE (Active Community Environment) Team is a local group that envisions a community where residents and visitors can walk or bike across town safely and comfortably. Their mission is to foster a community environment in Sanford that is safe and inviting for people of all ages to enjoy active lifestyles. ACE Team meetings are open for any local resident or organization that wants to be involved in advocating and promoting bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly policies, programs, and infrastructure. Join the next meeting!

FMI: Email ACE Team Chairman Lee Burnett

Feb
18
Wed
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

pltilogo

We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Feb
19
Thu
Systems Integration Task Force @ Sanford Police Dept.
Feb 19 @ 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
Mar
3
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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