Goldfarb Center Newsletter

Goldfarb Center Newsletter - November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

In This Issue...
- CVC Continues Homeless Awareness Month Campaign
- Get Out The Vote!
- CCAK Breaks Participation Record with 400+ Mentors
- Accepting Applications for Lovejoy Summer Internships in Journalism
- Upcoming Public Lectures
- In the Community

CVC Continues Homelessness Awareness Month Campaign

Heading into the second week of Homelessness Awareness Month, the CVC has raised over $3,500 toward the goal of $10,000 to support the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, as part of the MMHS's "Breaking Ground, Rebuilding Lives" campaign.  MMHS is in the process of raising $2.8 million to fund the construction of and cost of operating the new shelter.  Events this week include:

Meet the Faces Behind the Campaign: Susan Reisert  (Chair of MMHS Rebuilding Lives Campaign)
Tuesday, November 8
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

"Home" Exhibit
Though Friday, November 11
Pulver Pavilon, Cotter Union

The CVC will be selling campaign t-shirts in Pulver over the next three weeks.  The t-shirts, underwritten by generous local advertisers, are $10.  All proceeds go directly to the shelter.  You can also support the campaign by making a contribution online.

Get Out The Vote!

Reminder to all registered voters that tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8th, is Election Day.  There are four important referendum questions on the ballot, as well as the election of the next mayor of Waterville.  Last month, the Goldfarb Center hosted a mayoral debate featuring Karen Heck (Unenrolled), Andy Roy (Republican), and Dana Sennett (Democrat).  Click here to listen to a podcast of the debate, then get out the vote tomorrow!  Shuttles will be running from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from outside the Pugh Center.

CCAK Breaks Participation Record with 400+ Mentors

With over 150 new mentors this fall, Colby Cares About Kids broke a record for participation in the program with over 400 currently active mentors in the Waterville area this year.  When broken down, the numbers are staggering.  With every mentor volunteering two hours per week for 12 weeks each semester, Colby students spend 19,200 hours mentoring local at-risk children. The Independent Sector, a coalition of non-profits and organizations supporting voluntarism and philanthropy, calculates the dollar value of volunteer time in Maine to be worth $16.53 per hour.  At that rate, CCAK mentors are contributing approximately $315,000 to the community this year -- though no price tag can show the value of the look on the children's faces when their mentors arrive.  When you consider that CCAK has averaged over 200 mentors per year for the past 10 years, the impact is truly priceless. 

Accepting Applications for Lovejoy Summer Internships in Journalism

The Goldfarb Center is pleased to announce that a fourth and final round of grants for summer internships with newspapers and other media outlets is be available, made possible by the Knight Foundation.  The deadline to apply for summer 2012 is Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.  Click here for more information on the internship program including application guidelines.

Upcoming Public Lectures

The U.S. Role in Afghanistan - Now and Going Forward: An Intelligence Analyst's View
TONIGHT - Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122

William R. and Linda K. Cotter Debate: Foreign Aid and the Environment
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium

In The Community

Maine Harvest Festival

Saturday Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bangor Auditorium & Civic Center
Bass Park Complex, 100 Dutton Street, Bangor

Celebrate the best that Maine has to offer! Renowned local chefs and Maine growers, bakers, cheese artisans, vintners, and brewers will be on hand with demonstrations, samplings, sales and more!

30th Annual Augusta Arts and Crafts Show - United Maine Craftsmen

Saturday Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
76 Community Drive, Augusta

United Maine Craftsmen is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 to encourage the development of quality craftsmanship in Maine.  At the 30th Annual Augusta Arts and Crafts Show, you can support 125 of Maine's finest artisans and begin your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts made locally in Maine. Free admission.