Living as a person of color in the U.S. is not easy. This is true whether one is a new arrival or was born here. Maine offers a growing number of resources to help people thrive, including nonprofits, grassroots organizations, and immigrant-led associations and community organizations. Five such organizations are described below. Stay tuned to Amjambo Africa to keep in touch with services directed at helping people.  

The Peer Workforce Navigator Project is a coalition of six community organizations across Maine. Peer Navigators help workers access jobs and training, unemployment insurance, and the public benefits that help people meet their needs and thrive. We have navigators at ProsperityME, Maine Equal Justice, AFL-CIO, Food AND Medicine, and Gateway Community Services. This year, Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness is joining us as our newest member! We also work in partnership with the Maine Department of Labor. 

Join us for our community workforce clinic in Portland every Friday, and in Lewiston on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Starting in February, we will also be working in Bangor.  Locations, times, and more resources are on our website: www.workforcenavigator.org. Fill out the “contact us” page for assistance.  

124 Canal St., Lewiston 

175 Lancaster St., Suite 216A, Portland