Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center
Reza Jalali, Executive Director of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, recently interviewed with Mainebiz regarding the services provided at GPIWC. "We have four distinctive programs: The Co-working Hub houses a dozen or more immigrant-owned businesses, nonprofits that serve New Mainers, community programs, and so on. The digital language lab, iEnglish, helps with language acquisition. It supports local organizations to have their non-English speaking employees reach proficiency in English. The Civic Engagement and Citizenship assists immigrants to get involved in their communities’ civic life, by voting and joining boards and commissions. Finally, our Business Hub acts as a low-barrier resource for those wanting to start or expand businesses (read: creating jobs)". Read more about the work here.