|TRP Cohort Assignment
|Americas with In-Person Intensive in Boston 2023
|Study Cohort Members
Dan Butt, Elva Castaneda, Jennifer T. O., Carmen Bonilla, Molly Mysliwiec
|Working Title of The Project (which we will use to refer to it throughout the series)
Freeport Community Services
Freeport, Maine, USA
|Nature of The Project (e.g. building, new community, economic development, etc.)
Town community services organization.
Freeport Community Services has been helping its neighbors since 1974. 45 years ago, a small group of Freeport citizens recognized that some of their neighbors were struggling to meet their families’ basic needs such as clothing, food and home heating fuel. Operating from a space above a volunteer’s garage, they collected furniture and clothing to distribute to those in need of help. Their effort has evolved and grown over the years into today’s Freeport Community Services.
FCS is a vibrant 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills its mission through a range of programs and emergency and relief services including a food pantry, fuel assistance, summer camp scholarships, summer lunch, holiday meals and holiday helpline.
FCS’ mission and programs are carried out by a stalwart staff of 12, supported by over 200 dedicated community volunteers. From sorting donations to the thrift shop to managing the annual budget to serving nutritious lunches to schoolchildren, these 2 groups form the heart and soul of FCS. Every day the community center which is owned and managed by FCS is a beehive of activity and energy that makes all of us involved with FCS very proud.
|Why do you think this project is appropriate for the course assignment?
It is a town-level organization focused on supporting the community.
|Additional Useful Information
website: https://fcsmaine.org/about-us/ :
|May 30, 2023