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.
Citizenship, ESL Education and Professional Development
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. PMP understands that learning English and feeling comfortable communicating is essential to newcomers’ confidence building and success for in school, work and community. We offer custom tailored and flexible education and professional development opportunities.
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.