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Androscoggin Bank Congratulates Recipients of MainStreet Foundation Grants, Benefiting Local At-Risk

Androscoggin Bank today announced the recipients of four Impact Grants as a part of the Bank’s MainStreet Foundation grant program. The Grants awarded total $14,000 and benefit at-risk youth throughout Maine and New England.

 
PRLog - Apr. 19, 2012 - LEWISTON, Maine – April 19, 2012 – Androscoggin Bank today announced the recipients of four Impact Grants as a part of the Bank’s MainStreet Foundation grant program. The Grants awarded total $14,000 and benefit at-risk youth throughout Maine and New England. MainStreet Foundation grants are provided for local organizations that support the projects, programs and initiatives that foster the development of and support the welfare of young people. Grant applications are reviewed three times a year, in February, May and November.

Grants were awarded to:
•   Seeds of Independence, based in Freeport, ME - $5000 grant will fund a 12-week session of the Rebound Program, which pairs teenaged juvenile offenders who have been convicted of a criminal offense with adults from the community for an activity or discussion around anger management, decision-making, effective communication, dispute resolutions and change.  

•   Downtown Education Collaborative, based in Lewiston, ME - $5000 grant will be used to develop a College Access and Success Mentoring Program (C.A.M.P.) which will select and mentor 12-20 at-risk Lewiston middle school students with the goal of developing college aspirations and plans for successful college admission.

•   Riverview Foundation, based in Topsham, ME - $2500 grant will establish Youth Leadership Training Positions (YLTP) to provide a greater number of at-risk high school youth the chance to solidify gains (education, health, discipline and responsibility) they have made through successful participation in Riverview’s other programs.

•   Big Brothers Big Sisters, based in South Paris, ME - $1500 grant will continue to provide support to eight new Big Brothers, Big Sisters matches that were started with Safe Schools/Healthy Students funds that end on 6/30/12.

“As always, we received a number of great submissions from excellent organizations that help protect at-risk youth, and we want to congratulate this cycle’s recipients,” said Paul Andersen, President and CEO at Androscoggin Bank. “The MainStreet Foundation grants will allow these local organizations to continue their ongoing work that supports our communities.”

Additional information on guidelines and criteria for submission, including the application form and details regarding past recipients, is available online at http://www.bankoncommunity.org.

For its entire 142 years, Androscoggin Bank has supported hundreds of organizations by funding new initiatives and responding to urgent needs in the community. For more information on Androscoggin Bank’s community-giving programs, visit http://www.bankoncommunity.org.

About Androscoggin Bank
Androscoggin Bank excels every day to earn relationships and foster our clients’ prosperity. With centers in Lewiston, Auburn, Brunswick, Gray, Jay, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, South Paris, Turner and Portland, Androscoggin Bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits and municipalities throughout Maine.

For more information:
Melissa Rock            Matt Mendolera-Schamann
Androscoggin Bank            Matter Communications
207-784-9164            978-499-9250 x243
MRock@androscogginbank.com              androscogginbank@matternow.com

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Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank has a long history of providing financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits & municipalities. Androscoggin Bank currently serves Maine communities with 13 branch locations across the state.

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