The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center is located on the third, (and soon fourth), floor at 24 Preble Street in Portland, ME. Alain Nahimana (NMS 24, 60 and 92), above, is the Interim Executive Director of the center and Damas Rugaba (NMS 25, 68), below, is a founder and the Chair of GPIWC's board.
The IWC is taking a pro-active and collaborative stance toward immigration in Maine. Rather than simply responding to policies they are playing a more ambitious, strategic and positive role in the community.
Top priorities for the center include:
Language in a digital language lab
Shared Professional Working Environment
Empowering entrepreneurs with networks
Music: "Famille" by Lokua Kanza