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Join Us

We are stronger as one

Our community needs people like you who want to build a better future for ourselves and our neighbors. Working together under our community’s shared vision, Thrive2027, we will give children a strong start, empower everyone to thrive – not just survive, and help people live longer, better lives so that we all thrive together.

While Southern Maine is a great place to live and work, not everyone is doing well:

  • The reading proficiency gap between all third-grade students and students from populations with historical inequities ranges from 20 to 24 percentage points
  • More than half of our neighbors don’t have sufficient resources for housing and other necessities
  • Adults with major mental illness die 14 to 32 years younger than the general population

The consequences of these lost opportunities are staggering – both economically and socially.

We need to work together to create a thriving future for all in Southern Maine. Already, more than 300 organizations, employers, parents, caregivers, and individuals have engaged in the Thrive2027 work. Show your support by endorsing Thrive2027. 

Want to create even greater impact and deepen your engagement with Thrive2027?  

  • Sign a statement of alignment, demonstrating your organization’s commitment to aligning your work with one or multiple Thrive2027 goals. 
  • Collaborate with other community partners. Contact us to learn more. 
  • Report data to United Way of Southern Maine to demonstrate the impact of your organization’s work. Contact us to learn more.

Get Involved

Be the One to…
  • Adopt-a-school – Engage in the Partners for Children program
  • Fund a mobile food unit that goes to social service sites children and families already visit such as health clinics or community hubs
  • Hold a book drive for new, high quality, developmentally appropriate books in coordination with community or school needs
  • Connect youth to STEM/STEAM experiences, such as job shadow opportunities, guest speakers, and hands-on projects
  • Offer or connect students to paid or unpaid internships and youth apprenticeships that, depending on length, earn high school and college credits
  • Provide employees and their dependents with access to comprehensive benefits for physical, behavioral, and mental health that eliminate barriers to care
  • Provide meaningful internships to high school and college students
  • Support employees by providing comprehensive, affordable health benefits
  • Offer employees access to educational opportunities to enhance their skills–Find more ideas in our Employer Best Practices document

Be the One to…
  • Mentor a child…and give kids a strong start!
  • Read with a child
  • Coach kids
  • Conduct a mock job interview….to empower neighbors to thrive – not just survive
  • Mentor a youth transitioning to college
  • Mentor a youth preparing for a career or trade
  • Mentor an English Language Learner
  • Connect someone to your network
  • Take action to prevent suicide…and help us all live longer, better
  • Serve food at a community meal
  • Contact elected officials to tell them how you feel about upcoming bills
  • Volunteer to provide free tax preparation and connect people to financial resources through CA$H Greater Portland
  • Make a financial contribution
  • Raise public awareness by talking to neighbors and friends about Thrive2027
  • Ask your employer to show their support by signing a letter of endorsement


You can make a financial contribution to Thrive2027 via United Way of Southern Maine. Your gift is an investment in positive change in our community and will help to give kids a strong start, empower our neighbors to thrive – not just survive, and help us all live longer, better.