Author: Laura Chaney

The woman who helped a president change America during his first 100 days: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/14/frances-perkins-fdr-100-days-new-deal/   Big Boss, Little Boss: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/the-uncertain-hour/big-boss-little-boss/   International Women's Day | Notable Maine women who've made their mark on the world: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/life/people/international-womens-day-notable-maine-women-whove-made-their-mark-on-the-world/97-4bfcf52b-8eb0-457e-b869-a7ad067f0285   Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal and Social Security:...

The protagonists who drove the last upswing–when “I” gave way to “we”– came to be called Progressives. They were a diverse coalition whose factions often disagreed about ends and means but who shared a galvanizing belief in the power of ordinary citizens to change the...

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2020 Contact: Kristen Levesque Kristen Levesque PR & Marketing 207-329-3090 kristen@kristenlevesquepr.com The Frances Perkins Center Receives $15,000 Grant from the Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Fund of the Maine Community Foundation (Newcastle, Maine) The Frances Perkins Center is pleased to announce that it has received a $15,000...

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2020 Contact: Kristen Levesque Kristen Levesque PR & Marketing 207-329-3090 kristen@kristenlevesquepr.com The Frances Perkins Center Receives $500,000 Save America’s Treasures Grant to Preserve the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark (Newcastle, Maine) The Frances Perkins Center has received a prestigious $500,000 grant from the National Park Service’s...

Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal She designed Social Security and public works programs that helped bring millions out of poverty. Her work has been largely forgotten. https://daily.jstor.org/woman-architect-of-the-new-deal/?utm_campaign=generalmarketing&utm_content=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter...

From The New York Times: 7.7 Million Young People Are Unemployed. We Need a New ‘Tree Army.’ The Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps helped build America at a time of national crisis. Let’s do it again. Opinion By Collin O’Mara Mr. O’Mara is the president and C.E.O. of the National Wildlife...

CONVERSION TO THE WORLD A sermon by the Rev. Charles Hoffacker John 4:5-42 The woman who encounters Jesus at the well ends up converted. She sees everything differently than she did before. Moreover, she contributes to the conversion of many of her neighbors in Sycar. They come to see everything differently than they...

Shining a light on Frances Perkins' legacyFinally getting her due