Community Building


Community Building

Central Hall Commons nurtures a welcoming, inclusive, healthy, rural    community culture.  Engaging people and organizations in the Maine Highlands region in connecting, celebrating, and learning together. The following partnership focused programs are designed to foster community engagement and inclusion. 


Working Communities Challenge

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The Working Communities Challenge advances local collaborative efforts that build strong, healthy economies and communities in northern New England’s rural towns, regions, and smaller cities.

Focused on economic opportunity for communities and residents with low incomes, this unique three-year grant competition is supported by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, State Government, national and local philanthropy, and private sector employers.

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Helping Hands with Heart

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Currently, HHH is narrowing its focus and is developing plans to continue to support children and families. We are dedicated to assuring that Piscataquis County has a strong voice for its children and families.

This is where our future begins…..

The Maine Highlands Council for the Arts

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The Maine Highlands Council for the Arts exists to support, strengthen, and encourage all branches of the arts in the region.  This is accomplished by providing opportunities for collegiality and community among artists, providing a central location for online information of local artists, and encouraging culture and creativity in the Maine Highlands region.

 One of the best-kept secrets of the Piscataquis region is its arts community. Painters, potters, musicians, dancers, actors, poets, and creative minds of all sorts thrive here. The Maine Highlands Council for the Arts (MHCA) is in the process of creating an online Artists Directory, a database of the rich artistic resources in the area. 

Dover-Foxcroft Age Friendly Committee 

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Back in 2016, the town of Dover-Foxcroft expressed an interest and commitment to the AARP/World Health Organization Network of Age-Friendly Communities.

Recognizing the importance of promoting age-friendly planning and policies to address changing demographics in our region. Looking forward we strive to implement a process of continual improvement to support active and healthy aging. Healthy Aging being one of Central Hall Commons’ re-focused values as a Multi-Generational Community Center, we are proud to provide a space within which to make this work possible.

The Recovery Wellness Initiative 

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The Recovery Wellness Initiatives Mission is to provide a safe, sober space and supportive community for people affected by addiction regardless of experience, traumas or hurts, and with the intention to create the opportunity for wellness.

Hosting monthly listening and discovery events with people and organizations working to bring recovery community centers, resources and awareness to our region. 

Weekly cafes on Wednesday mornings at Central Hall Commons and providing virtual support through Facebook Public and Private groups. 

American Exchange Project

American Exchange Project in Dover-Foxcroft

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AEP is an unique & free domestic summer exchange program for graduated high school seniors. This is a chance to travel, explore, and learn more about the United States from the people and places in it. Staying with a host family is an essential part of the AEP experience.

Through our host family model, students will get to experience day-to-day life in the community they are visiting, and families get to know someone from a completely different part of the country!