What is CANMP?
The Capital Area New Mainers Project is a cross-cultural organization that welcomes immigrants and works to create a thriving, integrated, multicultural community in central Maine.
Why do we need CANMP?
At a time when fearful rhetoric dominates the news, CANMP embraces immigrants and refugees in our communities. We view immigrants and refugees as “New Mainers” – people who bring much-needed energy, vitality, and diversity to help our communities grow and thrive.
What does CANMP do?
Based in Augusta, CANMP 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.