June 6, 2019 @ 7:30AM — June 7, 2019 @ 4:00PM
Join us to learn more about the immigrant experience in the Rural Northeast
Welcome Home: A Funder Learning Tour with Maine's Immigrants and Refugees
Save the date for this informative funder learning tour on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7. This program is hosted by the Maine Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, and co-sponsored by the Broad Reach Fund, The Clowes Fund, Maine Health Access Foundation, MaineHealth, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, John T. Gorman Foundation, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Coffee By Design, Maine Community Foundation, and Maine Initiatives.
Participants will learn about Maine's immigration landscape - the urgency of the current immigration context and the innovative and collaborative ways the state's nonprofit sector is addressing new community needs. Over two days, funders and philanthropists will visit innovative immigrant-led organizations, learn more about Maine's vibrant immigrant community, and connect with other funders and community leaders working on immigrant-related issues.
Site visits, speakers panels, and breakout sessions will cover topics that intersect at multiple funding priorities: workforce development, education, legal advocacy, public policy, women's empowerment, service delivery, and civic engagement. Immigrant leaders, community activists, and other nonprofit leaders will share practices in community empowerment, civic engagement, and trauma-informed approaches to education and service provision. Throughout the program, funders and philanthropists will learn how peers have responded to Maine's changing immigration landscape and will consider other opportunities to empower Maine's immigrant families.