Film Series: Hopeful – The Story of MaineWorks
November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$35
About this event
• 4PM – Doors Open. Tour the Alnoba property and art collection with a drink from our cash bar.
• 5PM – Film screening begins, followed by Q&A session.
Thursday November 16th – Doors Open at 4PM for the opportunity to tour the Alnoba property and art collection with a drink from our cash bar. Film screening begins at 5PM, followed by Q&A session with the director.
Award winning film, “Hopeful: The Story of MaineWorks”, tells the story of Margo Walsh who literally built a business from her kitchen table, as a single mother of two. Her company, MaineWorks, employs ex-cons and people in recovery, exclusively. We meet many of her employees and hear their stories of hope. We hear from Maine’s Governor, Janet Mills, and US Senator from Maine, Angus King, who both discuss how Margo’s model is ripe for both state and nationwide roll-outs; MaineWorks is already operational throughout Maine and expanding into five other states. Miraculously, Margo is part of the discussion for staffing for the future, as the Infrastructure bill works its way through Congress. “Hopeful – The Story of MaineWorks” is an uplifting portrait of a female American entrepreneur with a social conscience, who gives individuals a second chance to rebuild their lives, and a pathway back to the community and redemption through hard work.
In addition to viewing this incredible film, you will also have the amazing opportunity to meet the daring woman behind it all, Margo Walsh, for a Q&A session following the film!
More about Margo Walsh
Margo’s passion for second chances, coupled with her employee development experience in corporate America led her to believe that people do extraordinary things when given a second chance. As founder and owner of MaineWorks, Margo started with one challenging mission: employ the unemployable. MaineWorks (a certified B Corp) is an innovative social staffing company with a mission to dignify transitional employment for people in recovery for substance use disorder, reentering from jail and prison, new Americans, and veterans in transition. MaineWorks provides jobs in industrial construction, carpentry, masonry, highway, bridge, and road construction.
In 2017, Margo and her sister Elaine Walsh Carney, also founded Maine Recovery Fund. Maine Recovery Fund supports the needs of people in work-force reentry, by providing: a ride to work, assistance with sober living, workplace outerwear including steel-toed work boots, and immediate access to on call telemental health. Margo credits the MaineWorks staff for their endless commitment to creating economic viability in tandem with Maine Recovery Fund board and staff.