ReMain collaborates with our local government and nonprofits to identify and support projects for assisting the year-round community, often relying on professional resources to bring to comprehensive thinking to the issues.
Strong local educational offerings are especially important to Nantucket’s residents, given the extra effort needed to travel off-island, and the presence of visiting students enhances our community. We, along with UMass Boston and Nantucket Community School conducted a study of islanders' needs in a report called "Learn without Leaving". We have also funded various educational programs by Island nonprofits, and worked with institutions like UMass Boston and Worcester Polytech Institute to support their students who study on the Island in the off-season.
To help residents and visitors get around without cars, ReMain collaborates with The WAVE, Nantucket's regional transit system to improve the rider’s experience, by providing a downtown bus stop at its Greenhound property and helped initiate the TransLoc “Ride the WAVE” app which allows riders to track the location of their bus in real time. Efforts to expand the transit system to year-round service are ongoing.
Housing for the Island’s year-round and seasonal workforce is in critically short supply. ReMain has provided grant funding to the Town to enable an Independent Housing Consultant to focus on public policy initiatives and developing funding sources to help alleviate the problem.
For the full stories on ReMain’s efforts to strengthen the Island community, visit our Archives page.