Formally incorporated in 2005, Mano en Mano | Hand in Hand is the “go-to” agency in Downeast Maine for immigrant, Latino, and farm worker issues. We provide a wide variety of direct services in English and Spanish in three general programmatic areas:
Educational Services & Scholarships comprise the bulk of our programming and the heart of our mission. From free English classes, to college scholarships, to one-on-one tutoring and after school support, we believe that education is a tool that can make dreams possible and realize social justice.
Community Integration & Events ensure that we can effectively reach and serve our constituency while building bridges between various and diverse communities. Mano en Mano organizes community events, such as a Spring Fling event, Mother’s Day Potluck with performances, a Day of the Dead celebration, and an annual holiday posada.
Outreach & Access to Essential Services: Akin to a community resource center, Mano en Mano functions as the connection between our clients and the services they need. Staff members help clients understand the processes they are a part of with the goal that, in the future, they will have the connections they need to access their resources on their own. You can find more information about our 2011 Needs Assessment at this link.
Affordable Housing provides farm workers who want to settle in Milbridge with the opportunity to live somewhere that is safe, decent, and designed with their needs in mind.