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NVME Receives Grant to Serve Boothbay Region

New Ventures Maine Receives Grant from the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation to Serve Boothbay Region

New Ventures Maine (NVME), a statewide community outreach program of the University of Maine at Augusta, is pleased to announce that the receipt of a $20,000 grant from the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

The one-year grant will support the Building Employment, Assets, and Microbusinesses for Boothbay Families in Need program.  In partnership with the Boothbay Region Community Navigator Program, New Ventures Maine will provide training and coaching services to individuals on the Boothbay peninsula in the areas of education and career planning, money management and asset building, and small business development as pathways to building economic security for individuals and families in the Boothbay Region.

“Our partnership with New Ventures Maine is valuable because it enables us to eliminate barriers and include more people in a range of programs and services.  It can be hard for people who live on the Peninsula to access services that are located far from home.  With NVME holding classes here in Boothbay Harbor, our clients have a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop critical new skills” said Boothbay Region Community Resource Council President & Executive Director, Katie White.

New Ventures Maine logoA recent program graduate stated:

“New Ventures helped me tweak my resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, identify new job hunting resources, go over my household budget, connect to funding for more education…and gave me a vote of confidence that I would find that job. I plan to use the budgeting skills New Ventures taught me to start a savings account and pay down my student loan.”

An upcoming workshop series is scheduled to begin May 23rd in the Community Room at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library:

Exploring Careers – Thursday, May 23, from 10am–12:30pm

Identify your career interest code and learn how to search for occupations, discover wage information, and find needed education and training.  Make a plan for your next steps.

Putting Your Personality to Work – Thursday, June 6, from 10am–12:30pm

Discover your unique personality style and consider how to find the work environment that fits your natural strengths and style.  Learn how to find new employment or advance in your current job.

Finding Your Best Job – Wednesday, June 19, from 4:30pm–6:30pm

Learn how to search for a job, write a winning resume, and prepare for an interview.

To register or for more information, please contact Melinda Wildes at 593-7942 or signup at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library.


New Ventures Maine creates an empowering environment for Maine people to define and achieve their career, business, and financial goals.

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation is to support charitable organizations that provide relief to people in need of basic provisions (including food, housing, shelter); promote the humane care of animals; provide health care services for the underserved; or conduct public radio or television. The Foundation has a priority for organizations located in or serving the areas of Boothbay Harbor, Southport, and Brunswick.