In a Flash: Organizations We're Investing In
Our 2018 Grantee. Maine Community Integration (MCI) , is an ethnic-based community organization promoting cultural understanding and equal opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers in the Lewiston-Auburn community.

Their Concern. B arriers that hinder the integration of new Mainer families into the Lewiston-Auburn area and American life.

We're Helping. We provided $10,000 in project support that allowed 42 girls, in grades 3-12, to participate in their summer empowerment program, named "Isku Filan".

"We're so lucky to have Maine Women's Fund who believed in us!"
- Fowsia Musse, Executive Director.

We've Learned. Maine Community Integration is a strong advocate for the entire community. They are applying their programming to all members of the Lewiston-Auburn Community to renew faith in the American Dream.

Let's Connect! Want to learn more about the awesome organizations we invest in? Join us at our Annual Leadership Luncheon on April 2nd. Register today!

About Our Annual Grants: We’ve just begun our review of the Letters of Interest submitted for our Annual Grants Program. This year, in an effort to address issues of gender parity, we added an eligibility requirement that the board and staff leadership of the applicant organizations reflect the population meant to benefit from the grant. This new expectation will change the future for organizations like Maine Community Integration, who has very successfully reconfigured much of their organizational leadership in the last two years!
On behalf of the staff and board of the Maine Women's Fund, thank you for investing in the power of women and girls!

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