Steering Committee Forms
Junior Squash League Starts at Portland YMCA
Coastal Challenge Launches to Raise Funds
Begins Facility Search
Purchases Facility with Campaign for 66 Noyes Street
Community Memberships + Rally Portland Start
Youth Programs Reach Waitlist at Every Portland Public School
Scholarship Campaign Launches for Financial Sustainability
Post-Secondary Program Starts + Programs Adapt to COVID
Mission Expands + Plans Develop for Community Commons Campaign
Raise Community Commons Campaign Funds
When the building opened in 2017, I started as the Facility and Finance Director. As part of my role, I manage the Community Membership program, onboarding hundreds of families, regardless of their ability to pay.
— Elise Malongi
I am a poet and artist living in Portland, ME. I joined the board in 2021 to bring art, poetry, and music into the community commons every week when the new space opens. Art is a powerful tool that unites and heals us all.
— Kifah Abdulla
At the beginning of this project, the programs were stretching the building’s capacity in three areas: school, squash, and social. In 2020, we were able to build a third classroom, and this expansion will create the needed space for our squash and social programs.
— Sarah Stickney
Perkins + Will
I am grateful for the opportunity to do this work in Portland and to share the lessons in my capacity as Senior Advisor for Community Programs at US Squash, Afterschool Ambassador for the State of Maine, and Chair of the Out-of-School-Time Workgroup for Greater Portland.
— Barrett Takesian