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Economic and Cultural Organizations

Economic and Cultural Organizations

Community Financial Literacy (CFL) offers financial literacy courses and one-on-one financial counseling for individuals and families. Their services are open to all refugees, immigrants, asylees, and low-income individuals in Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, Maine. 

Hour Exchange Portland is a community service exchange network that enables members to donate their time and expertise in exchange for needed services. Learn how to become a member or make a donation.

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association is a community organization that supports and builds networking for Maine's makers and arts and cultural entrepreneurs. MCMA co-sponsors non-profit events, rents space for private functions, and looks for partnerships and volunteers in the local community.  MCMA is located at Mechanics' Hall.  Mechanics' Hall includes a membership library and hosts MCMA maker lectures and gatherings, as well as member-sponsored exhibits and performances.  

Portland Buy Local is a thriving independent community and business alliance, with over 450 nonprofit and business members. Find out more about volunteering, becoming a member, and Portland Buy Local events.

Portland Downtown is a nonprofit dedicated to the economic vitality of Portland’s downtown. Learn more about the organization, or contact for information on how to get involved.