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  ~~May 2018 Newsletter ~~ Traveling Exhibit funded by the Maine Community Foundation Traveling Exhibit nears completion thanks to the Maine Community Foundation. In May the Center received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation's Lincoln County Fund to complete the final stages of a traveling exhibit project. The Frances...

  ~~April 2018 Newsletter ~~ Highlights from What Would Frances Perkins Do? Watch the April 10th discussion on our website here. What Would Frances Perkins Do? Adapting New Deal Worker Protections to the 21st Century Economy By Allison Beck What would Frances Perkins do? That was the question debated by a distinguished panel of labor and new...

  ~~March 2018 Newsletter ~~ Two events to celebrate Frances Perkins' Birthday! April 8th in Needham - April 10th in Cambridge In honor of women's history month. Excerpt from: Frances Perkins: The woman who helped end the Great Depression by Chauncey K. Robinson (AP Photo) International Women’s Day 2018 comes in the midst of a...

~~February 2018 Newsletter ~~ On this day in history, February 28, 1933, Frances Perkins was appointed Secretary of Labor.   Above, a New York Times article highlighting Perkins' appointment, 1933. Read the full New York Times Article here. "Susanna and I came to Washington on the train. Curiously, a considerable number...

    Happy Holidays from the   As 2017 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on our accomplishments and look ahead to new challenges. Because of our dedicated supporters, we’re celebrating many great program accomplishments. Here’s just a few highlights: Honoring Individuals Whose Work Exemplifies the Spirit of...

Requesting nominations for 2018 Frances Perkins Center awards 2017 Intelligence & Courage Honoree Jane Mayer with 2015 Intelligence & Courage Honoree Bill Nemitz, Bowdoin College, September 23, 2017. Photo by Jym St. Pierre. Do you know someone who exemplifies the work of Frances Perkins? Nominate someone you admire...

    Support the Public Good Today.   The Frances Perkins Center honors the legacy of Frances Perkins by sharing her commitment to the principle that government should provide all its people with the best possible life, and by preserving the place that shaped her character. The Center convenes leaders and...

 Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum featuring  2017 Frances Perkins Center Intelligence & Courage Honoree Jane Mayer.   Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (2016) and staff writer at The New Yorker since 1995, will receive the 2017 Frances...