WELCOME TO THE MULTILINGUAL & MULTICULTURAL CENTER

The Multilingual & Multicultural Center oversees language acquisition for K-12 language learners in Portland Public Schools who are learning English and those who are learning a world language such as Arabic, French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish. In promoting the district as a world language powerhouse and advancing our students’ acquisition of English and other world languages, we help advance the district’s vision of all learners to be fully prepared and to be successful in a diverse and ever-changing world.

Our Programs

We oversee English Language Development, World Language, registration for multilingual students, summer school programming, and Make It Happen! We also provide professional development for educators and language access services for families needing translation and/or interpretation.

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Volunteer

The Multilingual & Multicultural Center is always in need of volunteers for the office, summer school, Make It Happen!, and community building events. We hope you will consider offering some of your time and talents to us. Check out our latest opportunities and fill out an application today!

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Donate

The Multilingual & Multicultural Center seeks private funding to sustain and expand our extended learning programs for English language learners and to support community building events. We provide numerous ways for you to donate. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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What's Happening

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Make It Happen! Site Coordinator on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
02/21/2017
AmeriCorps Site Coordinator Ekhlas Ahmed makes it on Ellen!
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
01/25/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Feb. 27 and runs through March 10 (and ongoing). Pre-kindergarten pre-registration applications also will be accepted Feb. 27 through March 10.
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Nonprofit Day at the State House
01/21/2017
The Multilingual & Multicultural Center was selected as one of twelve, out of hundreds of exceptionally worthy nonprofits, to attend the Maine Association of Nonprofits 14th Annual Nonprofit Day at the State House on February 7th from 8:30am-1:30pm.
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Your Gift Will Count
01/20/2017
"After seeing so many people get involved, I got motivated. I couldn't just sit back and do nothing about the amount of support I got in school. Make it Happen! provided the support that I needed as a student whose first language isn't English." -Portland High School Senior, Asila M.
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