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New $8,000 Grant to Multilingual Center Will Benefit Students

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New $8,000 Grant to Multilingual Center Will Benefit Students
Posted on 01/13/2017

The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual & Multicultural Center has received an $8,000 grant from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The grant will be used to guide students in grades 8-12 in building strong academic profiles for college admission through the center’s cornerstone extended learning program, Make It Happen! Make It Happen! is a college readiness program for multilingual students.

The Multilingual & Multicultural Center is responsible for empowering every learner to make a difference in the world by ensuring proficiency in English and other world languages and deepening students' appreciation and understanding of their own cultural identity as well as the cultural identity of others. The center builds relationships among families, educators, and the community to promote the healthy development and academic achievement of every learner. For more information, please visit mlc.portlandschools.org.

The Multilingual & Multicultural Center appreciates the support of the Maine Community Foundation. With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.