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New Multilingual Center Grant of $7,500 Will Aid Parents

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New Multilingual Center Grant of $7,500 Will Aid Parents
Posted on 07/25/2017
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The Portland Public Schools' Multilingual & Multicultural Center has received a $7,500 grant from the People of Color Fund grant program of the Maine Community Foundation. The grant money will go to support Parent University, a new program focusing on connecting parents and caregivers with their child's school, school system, and community organizations through learning opportunities.

The Multilingual & Multicultural Center is responsible for empowering every learner to make a difference in the world by ensuring proficiency in English and other world languages and deepening students' appreciation and understanding of their own cultural identity as well as the cultural identity of others. The center builds relationships among families, educators, and the community to promote the healthy development and academic achievement of every learner. For more information, please visit mlc.portlandschools.org.

The Multilingual & Multicultural Center appreciates the support of the Maine Community Foundation. With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit http://www.mainecf.org.

The goal of the Maine Community Foundation’s People of Color Fund grant program is to help people of color in Maine achieve greater equity by investing in the development of existing, new, and emerging leadership; supporting organizations that serve communities of color; and assisting communities and individuals of color to affect systemic change.