Portland Adult Education partners with many community organizations in Greater Portland including:
Bowdoin College: McKeen Center for the Common Good helps students discover the ways in which their talents, passions and academic pursuits can be used for the benefit of society through public engagement
C. Love Cookie Project empowers the human being and realizes the potential of every individual by giving back 21% of its sales to three local Portland organizations chosen for their direct impact on the international refugee community at varying stages. You can find C. LOVE’s cookies throughout shops in Portland, including Coffee By Design and Standard Baking Co.
Catholic Charities empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths, by providing innovative, community-based social services throughout Maine.
Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. (CCWI), is a non-profit founded to administer and oversee the delivery of the workforce system’s services for Local Area 4 in Maine. CCWI’s jurisdiction includes Maine’s six coastal counties (York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Waldo and Knox).
Coastal Enterprises Inc. integrates financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions to help grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and other rural regions.
Community Financial Literacy empowers, through education and counseling, members of refugee and immigrant communities to invest in themselves to build financial stability, careers, businesses and wealth.
Day One provides mental health and substance abuse counseling and treatment.
Diversity Hiring Coalition provides leadership, connections, education and resources to Maine employers to promote diversity in the workplace.
Goodwill Northern New England enables persons with diverse challenges to achieve personal stability and community engagement.
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project helps low-income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants.
Maine CareerCenters provide a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses.
Maine Access Immigrant Network (MAIN) serves as a bridge and cultural broker for multilingual access to health and social services for immigrants, refugees, and asylees in our community.
Maine Intercultural Communications Consultants provides intercultural training, coaching, consulting and mediation for organizations in Northern New England.
New Ventures Maine helps individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, be active in the community.
Office of Multicultural Affairs is a resource to all state agencies and to all communities served to improve services to minority and multicultural populations in the state of Maine.
Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. They provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Portland Public Health Care for the Homeless provides homeless youth access to a health clinic staffed by nurse practitioners and medical doctors.
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce supports the growth and success of their members by providing high-value services and opportunities and promoting regional prosperity.
Preble Street provides accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems.
Southern Maine Community College transforms lives and communities through education and training. They welcome, prepare and inspire all to learn, succeed and lead.
United Way of Greater Portland improves people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.
University of New England provides students with a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service.
University of Southern Maine, northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.