Title

"Focus Nonprofits" piece on the transformation of Good Will-Hinckley into the Ma

Authors

Jackie Farwell

Source

Mainebiz

Date

7-11-2011

Pages

1, 14-15

Abstract

"Focus Nonprofits" piece on the transformation of Good Will-Hinckley into the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Maine's only agricultural academy. After shutting down their residential and most of their educational programs in 2009 due to reduced state and federal funding, Good Will had to address revenue challenges and create a new mission in order to keep the school open. Led by a committee of private sector and nonprofit professionals, outside nonprofit assistance, and Glenn Cummings, Good Will's new executive director and President Obama's former deputy assistant secretary of education, the school plans to raise funds through the expected sale of 680 acres to Kennebec Valley Community College and will benefit from newly passed laws allotting funding to charter school students and assisting with boarding costs. Committee member Larry Sterrs describes Good Will as a "120-year-old startup". Includes timeline of Good Will-Hinckley's history.

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