It’s been an honor to serve as the fiscal sponsor for Portland Empowered for the last few years and to partner with their staff and volunteers. Their work ensuring that historically underrepresented student and parent voices are reflected in the policy and practice of Portland Public Schools (PPS) supports and complements our mission.
At the end of this school year, Portland Empowered will be leaving FPPS to expand their work to parents, youth, and young leaders beyond the Portland Public Schools. Many cities and towns in Maine have experienced substantial demographic shifts over the last months and years. As a result, Portland Empowered plans to start supporting immigrant families in other school districts to understand how the U.S. education system works. They will also begin the process of incorporating as an independent nonprofit.
We wish them the best and will continue collaborating and supporting each other’s work in the future!