Grants & Initiatives

Aligning Education and Employment Systems

Taking a wider view of education systems, the Aligning Education and Employment Systems initiative strives to catalyze the alignment between key stakeholders in the education and employment systems in order to address systemic barriers to student opportunity and success.


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Grants supported by this initiative

Aspire Grant

Aspire grants are made under a unique partnership between MELMAC, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, and the grantee school district. Grant work is community-wide, encouraging students in every grade to think about their futures. Collaboration with businesses and community organizations allows grantees to connect students to professionals for career exposure, exploration, and experience opportunities from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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