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Our Mission

The Intercultural Community Center (ICC) supports and improves the lives of immigrants and refugees by providing educational, health, social opportunities and resources. ICC empowers hundreds of immigrants and refugees in the greater Westbrook area (and surrounding communities) to achieve personal, social, and economic stability with the skills and tools needed to access essential community resources and make Maine their home.


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.

Our Values

Empower: we seek to empower immigrant and refugee communities and individuals. 

Sustainability: create sustainable support and services for our families, youth, and individuals

Inclusive: ensure that our programs and services are culturally inclusive to all ethnic groups

Community: develop community partnerships with non-profits, government agencies, and community members to connect resources to the community we serve.


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

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

Colleen Hilton
Vice Chair

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

Ronda Ferreira

Executive Director of Southern Maine American Red Cross

Brian Mazjanis
Board Secretary

Former Principal of Saccarappa Elementary School, and Psychologist

Andrew Turcotte 

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

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

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