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United We CAN Raised Over 21,500 Meals

United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) announced the community donated over 21,500 meals to fight hunger across Southern Maine during its annual campaign kickoff event, United We CAN Food Drive & Sculpture Contest on Friday, September 16. The… Read More

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United Way Announces Total Investment in Community to be Over $10 Million

(Portland and Kennebunk, ME) United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) announced it will invest $10,305,458 into our community this year.  UWSM awarded $3,985,149 to programs and innovative initiatives across Southern Maine. These grants reflect strategic investments in our… Read More

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We’re Hiring! Director, Education

Join a team of committed, results-oriented, and successful professionals who work to support and advance United Way of Southern Maine’s (UWSM’s) mission to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

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United Way News: Homeless Service Hub Update, Mental Health Support in Schools, and More

One year ago, United Way of York County and United Way of Greater Portland came together to create United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM). The merger allows us to drive greater impact and offer easier engagement with United… Read More

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One Year of United Way of Southern Maine

One year ago, United Way of York County and United Way of Greater Portland came together to create United Way of Southern Maine. This merger allowed us to drive greater impact and offer easier engagement with United Way… Read More

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We’re Hiring! Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager supports and advances United Way of Southern Maine’s mission of improving lives by managing donor and grant information that requires a high level of efficiency and accuracy.

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Eliane’s Story: Mental Health Support in Schools

At the onset of the pandemic, Eliane, a former student at Portland High School, struggled with her anxiety and fell behind in school. Greater Portland Health’s (GPH) School-Based Health Center team worked collaboratively to help Eliane and establish behavioral health services.

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Mangasa’s and Kawaya’s Story: Bridge to CDA and CNA

For Mangasa (Mangasi) and Kawaya, two GPWI Bridge to CDA (Child Development Associate) and CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) program participants, Greater Portland Workforce Initiative provided opportunity, a career pathway, and financial stability while addressing the growing workforce shortage across Southern Maine.

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$2.8MIL to be invested by United Way of Southern Maine and Cumberland County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board in support of individuals and families temporarily housed in hotels  

( PORTLAND, Maine)  June 30, 2022 – United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) and the Cumberland County Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) received notice from the EFSP National Board that UWSM will receive a… Read More

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Funding Opportunity: Brick & Beam Society, FY22 Investments

Brick & Beam Society, a United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) giving circle, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting funding applications for its FY23 Community Investments.   Brick & Beam Society takes a broad view of the community,… Read More

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