The Maine Community Foundation's People of Color Fund Approves a Grant to the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center for the Expansion of the iEnglish Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From:The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center

Contact: Alain J. Nahimana | Executive Director

Direct: (207) 517-3405 

Cell: (207) 766-8551 

THE MAINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’S PEOPLE OF COLOR FUND APPROVES A GRANT TO THE GREATER PORTLAND IMMIGRANT WELCOME CENTER FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE iENGLISH PROJECT

PORTLAND, ME, (May 22, 2019) – The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the People of Color Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The grant is to fund the expansion of the iEnglish Project: A Digital Language Literacy Program. With this grant, satellite digital language labs will be set up in Milbridge and Lewiston, Maine.

English language proficiency is an essential gateway to economic opportunity and to workforce and social integration for immigrants. The iEnglish Project at the IWC delivers customized, efficient language instruction that benefits immigrants and the companies that employ them. The iEnglish Project is both personalized and highly scalable, making it a powerful solution to Maine’s current workforce development challenges.  

The iEnglish Project is powered by Voxy, a cloud-based digital language learning platform that enables learners to achieve English language proficiency relevant to their specific career and employment goals. 

About the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome CenterLocated at 24 Preble Street in Portland, the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC) is a nonprofit that serves as a hub of collaboration to strengthen and empower the immigrant community through language acquisition, economic integration and civic engagement. For more information about the IWC and its programs, visit https://www.welcomeimmigrant.org, email info@welcomeimmigrant.org, or call the office at (207) 517-3401.

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