Portland Meet Portland welcomes and befriends immigrants and refugees, enriching community by creating mutually beneficial mentoring opportunities and dialogue that promote cross-cultural learning, enhance work skills and build trust.
Portland Meet Portland weaves mentorship opportunities into targeted services with immigrant and refugee newcomers.
1-1 Professional Development and Mentoring
Immigrants and refugees who come to Portland often face major obstacles in developing their careers here in the United States. Portland Meet Portland helps support their transition into a new professional life through mentoring and network building. But mentorship is not a one way street. Immigrants and refugees also offer mentorship and skill building for personal and professional development to their mentor matches.
Citizenship and ESL Education
Portland Meet Portland (PMP) recognizes the wide range of educational, work, and creative life skills that refugees and immigrants bring with them to their new homes in the United States. We understand that becoming a citizen and learning English are essential to newcomers’ confidence building and success in school, work and community. We offer custom tailored and flexible ESL and citizenship education classes.
Youth Leadership Development
The children of immigrants and refugees have a unique adjustment experience that places them in a special world between the cultural traditions of their parents and the existing social context of their new “American” friends in school, on the playground on sports teams and in other youth-based activities. PMP prides itself on its positive youth development expertise – both for immigrants and refugees as well as for ‘mainstream’ youth looking for cross-cultural learning, service, leadership and volunteer opportunities.
Cross Cultural Training and Dialogue Facilitation
Portland Meet Portland (PMP) contracts with public agencies, private businesses, schools, community associations, and nonprofits interested in cross-cultural training workshops and dialogue facilitation concerning immigrant/refugee communities, cultures, and conflict. Our vision is to facilitate intercultural communication, improve cultural competency and build bridges of understanding in our local community.