Midcoast Community Alliance and their Set for Success Program
Aug 19, 2022
Jamie Dorr
Midcoast Community Alliance and their Set for Success Program

Jamie Dorr is the Executive Director and Founder of Midcoast Community Alliance, a grassroots community coalition that began in July 2016 after several youth suicide losses in the Bath area. Since that time, Jamie has been instrumental in creating innovative solutions to previously unmet needs in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick and Harpswell to ensure youth are supported and equipped to thrive.

She developed Midcoast Youth Center, which yearly serves over 500 youth with a safe place to go afterschool and operates the adjoining Bath Skatepark, the largest indoor skatepark in Maine. Working with partners, she developed the Merrymeeting Support Collaborative for Youth Experiencing Homelessness, a partnership between Midcoast Youth Center and school districts RSU1 and MSAD75, which serves over 60 homeless children and teens each year. Her leadership was crucial to Sagadahoc County community receiving a Working Communities Challenge grant from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston with the goal of reducing youth hopelessness and creating a diverse web of youth supports.

Her work has earned 15 awards at the local, county, and state level, as well as 2019 Difference Maker of the Year from the New England Patriots. She lives in Bath with her husband of 24 years. Together they have two young adult sons and enjoy spending summers on Chebeague Island.