Bendable Maine
 
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Bendable Maine Digest
A monthly update on the lifelong learning system being shaped by Mainers for Mainers
What's New?

The Bendable Maine team is all in place! We’ve hired two more Bendable Fellows: Paul Salway in South Portland and Landis Hackett in Portland.

They join Caribou-based Christina Kane-Gibson and Kate Hunter in Madison. (All are easily reachable by email: firstname@maine.bendable.com.)

The Fellows’ primary job is to ensure that Bendable is being shaped by Mainers for Mainers. They will work with a wide range of organizational stakeholders and individual residents to co-design the system, as well as to help curate learning content to meet local interests and needs.

Paul comes to Bendable Maine after a 25-year career at the South Portland Fire Department, where he reached the rank of deputy chief. “The biggest thing,” he says, “is that Bendable is by the community and for the community.”

Bendable fellows
The Bendable Maine Fellows enjoy some fellowship. Paul Salway and Christina Kane‑Gibson are to the left, Landis Hackett and Kate Hunter to the right.

The Bendable Maine Fellows enjoy some fellowship. Paul Salway and Christina Kane‑Gibson are to the left, Landis Hackett and Kate Hunter to the right.

Landis, a 2019 graduate of Colorado College, has extensive experience as a community organizer. “I’m excited by the opportunity to continue working to empower communities and individuals to create lasting change,” he says. “Having the ability and freedom to pursue one’s interests—be they academic, career or personal—should be a right, not a privilege."