Based in Augusta, CANMP (pronounced "camp") embraces immigrants as “New Mainers” who bring much-needed diversity, energy, and vitality to our area. With robust programs and a strong network of volunteers, we aim to:
Cultivate personal relationships: We give immigrants and local community members the opportunity to meet, share experiences, and build lasting relationships.
Meet immigrant needs: We connect immigrants to helpful people and resources in the capital area to meet immediate and long-term needs, and we provide opportunities for them to become contributing members of our community.
Educate the broader community: We advocate for immigrant needs and educate the broader community about diverse cultures and immigration issues.
Board of Directors
Ahmed Al Abbas
University of Maine-Augusta
Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church
Augusta School Department
Winthrop School District
Chris Myers Asch
CANMP Co-Founder & Executive Director
A native of Washington, D.C., Chris teaches history part-time at Colby College while running CANMP. He and his wife, Erica, have three kids and live in Hallowell.