Browse the community calendar below for a listing of coalition member events. Use the ‘Categories’ drop down menu to select an area of interest and the ‘Agenda’ drop down menu to select how you wish to view the calendar. You may also post an event or provide a feed from your organization’s calendar by selecting from the green menus below at right (your submission will be reviewed for suitability).
- Student Intervention Reintegration Program (SIRP). SIRP is an education-based program for youth who might be experimenting with alcohol or other drugs. It’s designed for teens, age 13 to 18, who do not qualify for treatment. The class schedule will run from Sept. 2016 to June 2017. Classes are held at the Sanford Police Department, unless otherwise noted. Class runs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with exceptions during school vacations, school closings, etc. Register for classes online . Contact: Lynne Hatch.
- Nasson Bike Center is looking for volunteers! The Nasson Bike Center is a resource for local youth looking for a bike, fix a bike, needing some community service time, or wanting to learn some mechanical and problem solving skills. We are looking for volunteers to mentor our kids as they rebuild bikes making them safe and reliable. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2 to 5:00 year round. There is no requirement that the volunteer participate a certain number of hours. It is helpful that they participate on a regular schedule. Read more.
- York County Community Action Corporation Early Headstart and Headstart. We currently have openings in our pre-school classrooms! In the following towns: Biddeford, Kittery, North Berwick, OOB , Saco and Sanford. FMI.
- Wellness at Walmart: Daily @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am; Partners for Healthier Communities, Let’s Go!, Sanford YMCA, and Walmart have partnered to offer a space for the public to walk 7 days a week from 6:00 to 8:00 AM. All are welcome to join! Contact: Betsy Kelly.
- Families READ is an adult education program that strives to enable each adult to reach their academic, career, and parenting goals, while simultaneously offering a quality early childhood literacy program that assists parents in preparing their child for school. Contact: Jeanne MacDonald.
This is an educational program presented by The Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Thriving in Place York County. It is for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, or for those who know someone who is.
The program will provide information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.
The class is free and open to the public.
“Step Out for Seniors”
at the annual walk to benefit the
Y Trafton Senior Center!
Our mission at the Center is to offer opportunities for our seniors to gather and engage in activities that keep them connected with peers, resources and the larger community, so that they are supported and able to maintain their independence.
We want this event on May 6th to be a day to celebrate our Trafton family. Walk will begin and end at the Y Trafton Senior Center on Elm Street, concluding with a luncheon celebration and bluegrass music provided by the Cedar Mountain Boys.
If you have been looking for a way to get more involved in your community, help children and seniors, or help fight hunger and malnutrition our subgroups could be for you.
Subgroups allow individuals, agencies, and corporations to be involved in their communities in a special way. You can focus your energy and ideas on a specific topic that you are passionate about. The schedules are set by the members of the subgroups allowing for maximum convenience.
Some of our subgroups include:
* Children’s Initiatives
* Senior Initiatives
* Policy and advocacy
* Community food projects (gardens and pantries)
* Fundraising and grant writing
* Data group both (external and internal – developing measures)
* External communications
* Volunteer engagement and recruitment
Come join us at our Monthly Partners Meeting on May 18th at 10 am in the Nasson Heritage room, basement level in the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME. or email me at Info@hungerfreeyorkcounty.org if you can’t make it to our meeting, but want more information.
We hold monthly meetings that are open to the public on the third Thursday of every month at 21 Bradeen St. in Springvale at 10 am.
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: Cherylan Camire