Educate • Engage • Empower
Maine NEW Leadership is a six-day, non-partisan, residential, public leadership training program, provided at no cost to undergraduate college women from a variety of public and private, four- and two-year institutions throughout Maine. To be eligible, undergraduates must either be from Maine or attending college in Maine. Graduating college seniors are eligible to apply.
The 2013 session will be held May 30-June 4, 2013 at the University of Maine in Orono. The application form can be downloaded here. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by March 21, 2013. Information on course credit is provided below.
Maine NEW Leadership Video. The video below shares the basic components of the Maine new leadership program and highlights the perspective of several graduates. Alumnae reveal that the experience was life-changing, drastically increasing their confidence, leadership skills, and initiative. All have become civic leaders in some way since their attendance at Maine new leadership. Please consider a donation to this important program, which is improving the lives of all Mainers through the ripple effect of our graduates civic leadership.
WST 498 Directed Study in Women’s Studies.
Students may earn academic credit through the University of Maine for participation in Maine NEW Leadership; additional research and writing will be required. Contact Professor Amy Fried, Department of Political Science, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469, 207-581-1797, email@example.com
POS 498 Independent Study in Political Science.Students participating in Maine NEW Leadership can earn course credit through the Department of Political Science at the University of Maine. Students will need to conduct additional research and writing. Contact Professor Rob Glover, Department of Political Science, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469,207-581-1880. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WST 399 – Topics in Women & Gender Studies.
0001-LEC (2613) Students may earn academic credit through the University of Southern Maine for participation in Maine NEW Leadership. Contact Professor Wendy Chapkis, Chair, Women & Gender Studies, University of Southern Maine, 94 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04104, 207-780-4757. Email: email@example.com.
In 2008, The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center was selected to become the seventeenth member of a national network of Development Partners in the National Education for Women (NEW) LeadershipTM program, initiated in 1991 by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. With its focus on helping to build leaders within Maine communities, University of Maine Cooperative Extension became a co-sponsor of NEW Leadership in 2008. UMaine Extension has supported UMaine’s land-grant public education role for over 90 years by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.
Hon. Mary Cathcart, Co-Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebekah Smith, Esq., Co-Director email@example.com
Eva McLaughlin, Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org; (207) 581-1646