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In Photos: Brunswick Unveils Improved Welcome Center for Local Immigrant Community

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Brunswick City Council Speaker Jim Mason cuts the ribbon at the city’s visitor center on Friday. The center was created to support the local immigrant community. C. Thacher Carter/The Times Record

Brunswick on Friday unveiled an improved and expanded welcome center designed to help recent immigrants adjust to city life.

The center is located inside the Parks and Recreation Building at Brunswick Landing. It was first created by the city in 2019 as a setting for newly arrived asylum seekers – mainly from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo – to work with social services, take courses and access the technology.

New additions to the facility include a computer lab, furniture, equipment for two desks, classroom tables and chairs, a children’s play area, space for small social gatherings, kitchen furniture and works of art.

The upgrades were funded by grants from the Maine Community Foundation, the Nathaniel Davis Fund, the Sam L. Cohen Foundation and online home goods retailer Wayfair.

Brunswick’s newly renovated welcome center designed to support the city’s immigrant population. C. Thacher Carter/The Times Record

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