Mission & Vision

The New Mainers Resource Center (NMRC) is a Portland Adult Education program serving immigrants, refugees and employers in the Greater Portland area.

Our mission is to support Maine’s economic development by facilitating the professional integration of immigrants and refugees, and by meeting employers’ demands for a skilled and culturally diverse workforce.

Our vision is to grow Maine’s economy by fully utilizing the skills of foreign trained professionals; to help employers hire and retain qualified workers for a skilled and diverse workforce; and to help Maine’s immigrants and refugees overcome barriers and re-enter their professions.

We provide skilled professionals programs, employment and case management, intensive classes focused on job readiness skills, networking opportunities, workshops and other services designed to help New Mainers, of all professions, overcome barriers to enter the US workforce. NMRC participants can also take advantage of other classes and programs offered at Portland Adult Education and by community partners.

Click here for the current Portland Adult Education Course Catalog.

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Our Team

Sally Sutton

Sally Sutton

Program Coordinator

Mora Katz

Mora Katz

Instructor

Bridget Kahn

Bridget Kahn

Instructor and Projects Coordinator

Jean Pierre Akayezu

Jean Pierre Akayezu

Program Associate/Teacher

Kathleen Hiscock

Kathleen Hiscock

Instructor and Projects Coordinator

Vanessa Sylvester

Vanessa Sylvester

Healthcare Professions Program Associate