There are several resources for our New Mainer and newly immigrated brothers and sisters. While many Federal and State of Maine programs are not available to you if you are not a permanent resident, there are many private options, foundations, food banks, etc., that will be.
Maine Multicultural Center
The Maine Multicultural Center is a community-driven group representing Bangor-area business, cultural, and educational organizations. We promote community enrichment and economic growth by attracting, retaining, supporting, and integrating people of diverse cultures and backgrounds into greater Bangor.
Since Fall 2016, we have provided welcoming services for New Mainers, while celebrating and promoting the racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity that already exists in the region. The Maine Multicultural Center offers presentations, conversations, community and teacher workshops, a database of resources, and opportunities for those in and around Bangor to meet neighbors and new friends, whether they are recent immigrants or longtime residents.
MMCC Online Forum 12/16 12:00 pm
Afghans in Maine: Afghan Culture and Best Practices for the Workforce – Presented by Asadullah Omid, Hawa Shir, and Nasir Shir
As service providers, it is always helpful to understand the culture and know the stories of our colleagues and the patients/clients we serve. The stories of Afghans who have immigrated to Maine are extremely varied and unique. Join us as our panelists describe their journey to America and their experiences as New Mainers.