Activities at Columbia Street Project
WVII Good Morning Maine Interview with United Farmer Veteran's and Columbia Street Project
Introducing New Partnership, Dec. 21, at 11:00 am
Jerry Ireland, Executive Director of United Farmer Veterans of Maine (UFV), and Dr. Stan Moody, Director of Columbia Street Project (CSP) and Senior Pastor of Columbia Street Baptist Church, announced today a formal partnership between the two non-profit corporations. The two agencies will host a public information and press event on Dec. 21, at 11:00 am at 45 Columbia St in Bangor.
Read the full press release on the Columbia Street Press page.
Expressive Filmmaking workshop
In January 2017, we will begin a second 6-week Video Production Workshop at our facility to train adults in the production of video documentaries (a collaborative initiative with the University of Maine Master of Fine Arts Program ). We are prospecting for trainees preferably with some past or present experience with the criminal justice system. Applications are available through Tim Rogers, 944-3599, Program Director of our Arts Education Program.
Or click the HERE to download an application.
Here is a sample video produced by one of the students in the previous class. Please consider a generous financial gift to keep this program going. See the Donate tab above.
(photo by Tim Rogers)
The Columbia Street Project has entered into an agreement with the United Farmer Veteran's of Maine. Their office is now located within our building at 45 Columbia Street, Bangor. UFV is a veteran non-profit that helps veterans in agriculture farm, develop agri-business, train farmers, lobby for farms, andgive vets a hand-up
Our renovated building at 45 Columbia Street includes a gym on the second floor with basketball court, climbing wall (donated by the Bangor Y) and locker rooms. The first floor is office space available to our partners.
To see photos of the renovations currently in progress, click HERE.
A forum was held June 5, at the Columbia Street Project’s newly renovated facilities for about 60 community leaders and social service providers. The purpose of the Forum (facilitated by Millennia Consulting of Chicago, IL) was to define the mission, structure and sustainability of the Project in preparation for its formal launch in late summer or early fall.
Columbia Street Project is seeking partners who can provide services such as literacy training, job training, entrepreneurship training and life skill development, as well as person-to-person mentoring. Contact Rev. Ed. Merrill if you are interesting in becoming a partner, 299-0962. Organizations currently partnering with CSP or it's parent Columbia Street Baptist Church include BangorY After-School Recreation Program, Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS), Community Care, OHI, Special Olympics, Maine Prison Chaplaincy Corps, CPPC (Community Partnerships for Protecting Children),Adopt-a-Block Bangor, North Wind Publishing,
Why you need to be our partner
"Returning to the community from jail or prison is a complex transition for most offenders, as well as for their families and communities. Upon reentering society, former offenders are likely to struggle with substance abuse, lack of adequate education and job skills, limited housing options, and mental health issues."—National Institute of Justice
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