Category: Education

Technical Education

Northeast Technical Institute in Scarborough offers technical training and it’s possible that people can get financial help from the Maine Department of Labor.

Credentialing Agencies

At some point you might need to help someone verify their education from an overseas institution. To do this, you’ll need a Credentialing Agency. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

Working with School Social Workers

The recommendation is that mentors contact the school social worker of whichever schools their families have kids attending, with the following things in mind: How to contact them: Call main number for school and ask to speak to… Read More

Driving Lessons

There are various driving schools in the area. You can go to Maine’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles site to find a list of driving schools. A particular school mentioned to us because it’s in the same building as… Read More

Financial Assistance

Scholarships for Maine Immigrants – SMI (Formerly “Portland ESL Scholarship Fund” ) The mission of Scholarships for Maine Immigrants (SMI), formerly Portland ESL Scholarship Fund, is to help local immigrants and refugees gain the English language and career… Read More

Miscellaneous

Migrant Education in Maine If your mentee is working in agriculture/seafood or fish processing, their children might qualify for free supplemental educational services. This could include at-home tutoring, homework help, liaising with the schools, etc. For more info,… Read More

Housing Programs

New Mainers Tenants’ Association Orientation and Housing Ambassadors Programs

Higher Education

ProsperityME Works in conjunction with the Financial Authority of Maine (FAME) to help immigrants and refugees to attain and pay for higher education. Also, as of January, 2018, they have a new, competitive, scholarship opportunity available to asylum… Read More

Financial

ProsperityME In addition to their counseling, they have programs to help people get first/last/security deposits for rentals and scholarships for school. Mission: ProsperityME empowers, through education and counseling, members of refugee and immigrant communities to invest in themselves… Read More

English Language Learning

General Overview from Portland of Opportunity Portland Adult Education English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes 14 Locust Street, Portland 207-874-8155 NOTE: Portland Adult Ed holds classes at the YMCA with childcare. Learning Works Provides immigrants, refugees,… Read More