BREWER, Maine — The Housing Authority of the City of Brewer recently received a $10,000.00 grant from the Haskell-Stetson Fund for Penobscot County of the Maine Community Foundation to purchase technical equipment for the Brewer Community Center. The Brewer Community Center will provide classes in basic adult education, college preparation, college courses, a ‘work ready’ program, and job training opportunities through partner agencies. The facility is currently under construction and scheduled to open by November.
“This grant will be instrumental in enhancing the educational and job training activities that will soon be offered to families in Public Housing; as well as, individuals from the surrounding community,” said Gordon Stitham, executive director of Brewer Housing Authority. “The various programs that will be offered at the Brewer Community Center will provide adults from the greater Bangor/Brewer area with the skills they need to compete for local jobs. This program is unique because it encompasses the entire spectrum of activities needed to achieve self-sufficiency under one roof. We anticipate that the Brewer Community Center will become an integral part of the community.”
Brewer Housing Authority is a public, nonprofit agency established in 1972. It is the mission of the Housing Authority to assist low-income families with decent, safe, affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve selfsufficiency and improve the quality of their lives.
With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit mainecf.org.