Unified Asian Communities recognizes the many benefits of blending a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We place a high value on collaborative partnerships with local organizations whose missions align with ours and are so grateful to work on projects with these incredible community organizations. Read on to learn more about our partners!
Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition
The Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (MIRC) is the convener of a unique, statewide network of 85 organizations, a majority of which are led by people of color – representing diverse ethnic communities across our state. All coalition member organizations are working to create and support programs and policies that promote immigrant inclusion and integration. MIRC represents member organizations that include immigrant constituency groups, advocacy groups, direct service organizations and grassroots community organizations.
Wayside Food Programs
Wayside uses food to reduce waste, fight hunger and strengthen community through volunteer-driven programming and a collaborative, cross-industry network of partners in Southern Maine. Our work is rooted in partnerships utilizing approaches that reinforce social connection, individual dignity and limiting our impact on the natural environment.
The Maine Association for New Americans
The Maine Association for New Americans (MANA) is an immigrant-led organization that promotes social & personal empowerment of immigrants through: raising awareness of individual and collective trauma and how they affect our lives, expanding people’s resilience building strategies by exploring various resources, providing trauma-aware, multilingual transportation services to address social determinants of health, and connecting people with their peers across cultures.
The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine
The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. They promote friendship between non-Chinese Americans, Chinese-Americans, and Chinese people.
The India Association of Maine
The India Association of Maine (IAM) strives to provide a common identity to the Indian community and facilitate cultural, social and educational services and opportunities for cultural integration from young to old of the community; as well as to foster those activities that enhance mutual understanding and appreciation between the Indo-American community and mainstream American community.
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
The Agency provides many services and programs for seniors on a variety of issues, be they financial, medical, or personal. SMAA offers seminars to help navigate the array of insurance and Medicare options, delivers important dietary and fitness practices, and provides older adults with the opportunity to stay active in the community via participation or volunteer-ism. No matter the reason for your interest, be assured SMAA has the expertise to help find the answers you need.