About Us

The Intercultural Community Center

ICC seeks to empower immigrant families in their journey to becoming self-sufficient, productive and resilient citizens. All of our programs are no-cost, culturally inclusive, and built towards fully integrating new-Mainers into our community. By forging partnerships with other community-based organizations, government agencies, and local nonprofits, ICC fosters new connections and ensures long-term sustainability.

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Our Story

The Intercultural Community Center was founded in the spring of 2014 by immigrant leaders from the Portland and Westbrook communities. In June of 2014, the center launched its flagship program: the Power School Afterschool and Summer Program, designed to support the success of local immigrant, refugee and first-generation students in grades 3-8. In 2019, Power School was awarded the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, greatly expanding the opportunities we provide to our students. At the same time, ICC expanded its Adult Program to connect New Mainers with educational, professional, and health resources. Specific resources include: ELL certified instructors, career readiness, financial literacy, computer courses, healthcare assistance, and case management. Since its founding, ICC continues to advocate for the needs of our immigrant and refugee community within Cumberland and York Counties.

Our Team

Beatrice Mucyo (she/her)
Beatrice Mucyo (she/her)

Executive Director

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Adult Program Director (she/her)
Adult Program Director (she/her)

Divine Nduwimana

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Hanna Baldecchi (she/her)
Hanna Baldecchi (she/her)

Youth Program Director

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Emily Loder (she/her)
Emily Loder (she/her)

Special Projects Consultant

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Amy Bilodeau (she/her)
Amy Bilodeau (she/her)

Youth Program Site Coordinator

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Lian Joseph (she/her)
Lian Joseph (she/her)

Development Associate

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Elliot Bogue (he/him)
Elliot Bogue (he/him)

Adult Program English Teacher

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Grandpa Joseph (he/him)
Grandpa Joseph (he/him)

ICC Driver

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Rachel Kaplowitz (she/her)
Rachel Kaplowitz (she/her)

Youth Program STEAM Teacher

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Elisha Emerson (she/her)
Elisha Emerson (she/her)

Youth Program English Teacher

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AmeriCorps Member

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Our Board Members

Anthony Dahms
Board Chair

Children's Program Director for the City of Westbrook, and Former 21st CCLC Grant Director

Didier Hakizimana
Board Treasurer

CFO and CEI at Capital Management

Andrew Turcotte
Vice Chair

Fire Chief for the City of Westbrook, and member of  several local EMS groups.

Ronda Ferreira
 

Executive Director of Southern Maine American Red Cross

Brian Mazjanis
Board Secretary

Former Principal of Saccarappa Elementary School, and Psychologist

Colleen Hilton
 

Former Mayor of Westbrook, Leader for VNA Home, Health and Hospice

Claude Rwaganje

Founder and Executive Director of Prosperity Maine

Colleen Yee

Assistant Director of Advising at Bunker Hill Community College

Rachna Bhatia

Senior Branch Manager at Infinity Federal Credit Union