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Multilingual Leadership Corps

Members currently serving in Androscoggin and Cumberland counties with a member scheduled to start serving Hancock County in the fall.

Primary Contact: Jen Craven
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
190 Lancaster Street, Suite 200
Portland, ME 04104
phone: 207-774-6323
email: Jenifer.craven@goodwillnne.org
web sitegoodwillnne.org/americorps/

 

The Multilingual Leadership Corps places 20 AmeriCorps members in schools and nonprofit organizations serving populations with English Language Learners (ELL).  For the 2018-19 school year the Multilingual Leadership Corps will expand from Maine into New Hampshire and Vermont as well.

Refugee and immigrant youth face significant barriers to success often due to the trauma and chaos they have survived. Through mentoring, school skills support and community engagement, members work to increase academic engagement among English Language Learners. Members are trained in supporting students that have survived trauma or adverse childhood experiences and then help a caseload of students navigate school and any barriers they may have to success.