Richard Schmaltz was appointed Executive Director of Safe Passage in December 2010. Schmaltz and his wife worked closely with Safe Passage's late founder, Hanley Denning, and have played a major role as advisors to the Early Childhood Education Program.
Safe Passage is a non-profit organization working in Guatemala City to bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the City's garbage dump. Their program includes approximately 550 children, ranging in age from 2 to 21 years, coming from nearly 300 families in the surrounding neighborhoods.
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MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Clifford Ackley is the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and also serves as the Chair of the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Ackley oversees one of the world's great collections of art on paper. The collection numbers some 200,000 objects ranging from the mid-15th century to the present.
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GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD BANK
On Monday, September 10th, Good Shepherd Food Bank will launch the "Give a Dollar, Feed a Family" campaign with Bangor Savings Bank. They'll be collecting donations to fight hunger in Maine during the upcoming winter. Each $1 donation will provide four meals for a family in need. Donations will be accepted at all 56 Bangor Savings Bank branches from September 10-14th. Donations will also be accepted online at www.mainehungeraction.org
In Maine, nearly 200,000 people, or 15 percent of households, do not have access to enough food. One in four Maine children lack access to enough food to live a healthy live.
To learn more about Hunger Action Monthy activities in Maine click here: MAINE HUNGER ACTION
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ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE
One Longfellow Square will feature the best of Portland's Singer/Songwriters in one performance on Saturday, September 8th. The Portland Songwriter Celebration will feature Sam James, Sorcha, D. Gross, Audrey Ryan, Max Garcia Conover and Monique Barrett. Tickets are $18.
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