CCC Wednesday Communique — March 2, 2022

March is Women’s History Month. Photo:   Amelia Earhart in the cockpit of a Lockheed Electra airplane. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (LC-USZC4-2758)  

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Trauma Informed Trainings
Washington County Community College and TREE have partnered to bring you trauma-informed learning opportunities through Pathways in Education, a 9-credit program exploring the concept of trauma-informed and trauma-responsive schools using TIC principles and SEL indicators, in classes like Intro to Trauma-informed Schools and Communities and Best Practices for Trauma-responsive Educational Environments.   WCCC’s pathways offer learning and development opportunities for college students, childcare providers, teachers, coaches, school administration, employers, Ed Techs, community members, and parents.  Click here for more information.

Food Science Club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a new five-session online food science club for ages 9–13 meeting weekly 3:30–4:30 p.m. March 22–April 19. Participants in the  “4-H Virtual Food Science Club” will explore food science topics, including leavening agents, egg proteins, dairy fermentation, gluten, and browning in fruits and vegetables with hands-on techniques used by food scientists. UMaine Extension 4-H community education assistant Cindy Rogers and UMaine graduate student Ella Glatter will lead the club. The club is free to join; registration is required by March 10 and limited to 10 participants. Register on the 4-H club webpage. Some materials will be provided. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-832-0343; More information also is available on the Extension 4-H virtual learning hub webpage.

Maine Community Foundation Scholarships
Do you know someone who might benefit from a scholarship for secondary education? Last year, MaineCF awarded more than $3.5 million in scholarships from over 625 funds. Here’s a link you can share to our scholarship listings by county, along with descriptions of support for specific areas of study, graduate studies, adult education, and more. Applying is easy online through Throughout the year, people approach MaineCF to start scholarship funds in memory or honor of a loved one, or for an alma mater, or a certain type of student. In 2021, we opened 69 new scholarship funds of all types.
A new scholarship this year will support LGBTQ+ youth and allies in pursuit of post-secondary studies. The Parsons Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies honors the late Betsy Parsons, a longtime Portland teacher and a fierce advocate of LGBTQ+ rights. Parsons taught English for 30 years and was one of the earliest teachers in Maine to publicly identify as a lesbian. She helped found the Southern Maine Chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), which fights to ensure safe schools and spaces for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. She led the way in establishing approximately 90 student gender and sexuality clubs statewide, recruited student leaders and advisors and provided continued support. To learn more about scholarships, contact Liz Fickett, MaineCF director of grants and scholarships, at

AmeriCorps Member Wanted

Health Acadia is recruiting an AmeriCorps member to increase access to healthy food for people living in Washington County.   $575.40 bi-weekly stipend, health benefits, rent assistance for one month and more.  See flyer for details.  Contact Katie Freedman at for more information.

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