Over the past couple of years, we have continued to evolve our Community Impact work to best align our current capacity to our mission. The cornerstone of this work has been our Community Mapping and Needs Assessment process through which we have mapped out a Collective Impact Plan which is now known as Opportunity 2028. In 2018, our Board of Directors endorsed a set of goals and objectives to guide the 10-year effort. These goals and objectives are listed below in priority order:
Bold Goal #1
Meet basic needs and promote self-sufficiency for all
107,461 people in the Heart of Maine region are currently living in poverty* (ex. family of 4 making less than 49,200/year)
Our goal is to move 10,746 people out of poverty* by 2028.
*defined as 200% of federal poverty level
Bold Goal #2
Prevent, treat and support recovery from Substance Use Disorder
Currently 107 people in the Heart of Maine region die each year due to overdose.
Our goal is to eliminate deaths due to Substance Use Disorder by 2028.
Bold Goal #3
All children have quality early learning experiences
Currently only 48% (1,347) of children in the Heart of Maine region are reading proficiently at the end of third grade
Our goal is to increase the percent of children reading proficiently at the end of third grade to 58% by 2028.
For more information go to www.opportunity2028.org.