Kennedy Park
Bayside Terrace
Kennedy Park
Bayside Terrace
Portland Housing Authority

Service Requirement

Community Service Activity Suggestions

Volunteer suggestions within Portland Housing Authority Communities

Project Managers

Dave Gagne (207) 221-8030 (Kennedy Park)
Trevor Nugent (207) 221-8050 (Washington Gardens/Front Street)
Karin Lavigne (207) 221-8040 (Franklin Towers/Harbor Terrace)
Annette Rogers (207) 221-8060 (Riverton), (207) 221-8070 (Sagamore)

  1. Attend parent teacher conference
  2. Attend resident council meeting on-site
  3. Supervise one's child/children at the playground or bus stop
  4. Community maintenance, i.e., pick up trash or teach one's child/children to clean up community area
  5. Assist Project Manager with duties such as distributing flyers or newsletters to residents
  6. Assist your child/children with after-school programs such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts

Volunteer Organizations that serve PHA residents

  • Somali Community Organization —Mohamud Barre (207) 233-6014
  • Girl Scouts / A Place for Girls — (207) 797-8232, Phyllis Norton (207) 772-1177
  • USM Extension program (Garden, Nutrition programs) — Marianne Browning (207) 780-4205
  • PHA Education Centers — Mike Wilson (207) 773-4753
  • PROP Headstart / Peer Leader — (207) 874-1140
  • Spiral Arts — (207) 775-1474
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) — (207) 396-6500
  • United Way — for a complete volunteer agency listing (207) 874-1000, http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/

Self Sufficiency Activities Suggestions (activities that lead towards economic independence)

  • Education, Employment and / or Homeownership goals
    • Family Self Sufficiency program (contact Joni Boissonneault 207-773-4753)
    • Visions of My Future program (contact Joni Boissonneault 207-773-4753)
  • GED classes, ESL classes (English as a second language)
    • Portland Adult Education: (207) 775-0432 or (207) 874-8155
  • Job Search, Resumé & Cover Letter readiness
    • Portland Career Center: (207) 771-5627
  • Career, Financial, and Educational Planning; Micro-enterprise Training
    • Maine Centers for Women, Work, & Community: (207) 799-5025