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Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine www.mainejewish.org
The Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) is a nonprofit organization serving Southern Maine and combines programming and fundraising for the Jewish Community. Its mission is to build Jewish community locally, in Israel and throughout the world. The JCA develops, provides, and supports diverse programs, education and services. We work with other Jewish organizations and local congregations, and functions as the hub of Jewish programming in Southern Maine.
Framing Our Community www.framingourcommunity.org
Framing Our Community (FOC), was founded in 1999 by community leaders that foresaw the economic and demographic changes that faced Elk City, Idaho and the surrounding area. These leaders believed success lay within the framework of proactive rather than reactive programs and that by providing demonstration projects and economic opportunities the community would survive the hard times ahead.
To accomplish our goals, FOC designed an integrated program that begins with restoring and improving the health of the forests and watersheds that surround our natural resource dependant community. We then utilize the small diameter, dead and dying trees in the manufacture of identified products for sale to niche markets. This effort required building human, social and cultural, physical and financial capital, and working collaboratively with federal agencies, governmental and tribal entities, and regional, national and local organizations.
WMPG is the non-commercial, listener-supported, volunteer-run community radio station for southern Maine and beyond. From its beginning in 1973 as a clandestine dorm room project on the Gorham campus of USM, WMPG has become the robust broadcast voice for the people of southern and central Maine.
With a corps of well over 200 dedicated volunteers, and a small professional management staff, WMPG provides true public access to the airwaves. Volunteer programmers produce programs in at least 5 languages, present music from numerous genres, discuss a wide range of topics of local interest, record local news features, create original radio drama and more.
WMPG is supported by local individuals and businesses, students and also with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. WMPG is free from corporate influence.