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Sun Journal Highlights CEO on State Government Shutdown

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PARIS — Shawn Yardley, CEO of Community Concepts, a social service agency serving Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties, remembers the two-week shutdown in 1991 when he worked for the state as regional director of child welfare.

“We were told they couldn’t share (shutdown) plans because it would seem like the executive …

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Community Concepts Transportation Program Supports State Funding Bill

Community Concepts’ Transportation Program, recently recognized for its achievements in providing new and innovative rural transport options, extends its support for LD 1248, a measure to provide long term funding to volunteer driver networks.

LD 1248 provides funding to support and expand local volunteer driver networks. The bill is timely, as the provision of funding …

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Community Concepts Honored to Participate in Prestigious National Governance Program

May 11, 2017

Community Concepts will take part in a prestigious national program aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and will be awarded $10,000 upon completion of the program toward strengthening the organization’s mission.

NeighborWorks America, a national network supporting affordable housing and community development, named Community Concepts part of the Class of …

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Program Assisting People to Build Their Own Homes Celebrates Its 300th House

LEEDS—An innovative program that assists low income people to become homeowners through the “sweat equity” of constructing their home themselves is celebrating the achievement of its 300th house built by individuals and families over the past 25 years.

Community Concepts’ Self Help Housing works with groups of six households who together build each other’s houses …

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Residents and Business Owners Must Unite to Ensure Broadband Internet Access

OXFORD COUNTY—A partnership of local and regional organizations is launching a series of public meetings to help mobilize citizen action to expand the accessibility and availability of broadband internet in Oxford County.

Basic infrastructure already exists to bring state of the art broadband internet capacity to the Bethel area and River Valley towns, but it …

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