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March 18, 2020


Centering community care in response to COVID-19

[IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have launched the COVID-19 Community Care Fund to support organizing and advocacy during the pandemic. Learn more here:]   Dear Friends, We are in uncharted territory. The Maine Initiatives staff are monitoring the ever changing situation with COVID-19, paying special attention to the response and needs of the grassroots and community-based organizations […]

September 09, 2019


Nsiona’s Story: Solidarity Fund Community Impact

Dear Friends: This month, I am sharing another community perspective. Nsiona Nguizani, President of the Angolan Community Association of Maine, reflects on the support and the work you made possible. How are the donations making an impact? We’ve been able to hire a whole team to support the incoming asylum seekers. You need clothes? We’ll take you […]

August 26, 2019


Papy’s Story: Solidarity Fund Community Impact

Hello Maine Initiatives community and supporters: Many of you made donations to support the new asylum seekers – and your generosity is making an impact! This morning, Phil and I met with Mufalo Chitam, Executive Director of Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Papy Bongibo, President of the Congolese Community of Maine, and Nsiona Nguizani, President of […]

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