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    Youth Development

    ChesMRC youth development programs include Afterschool, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

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    Cultural Competence & Interpreter Training

    ChesMRC is dedicated to promoting diversity, integration and cultural competency.

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    Adult Education

    ChesMRC supports and provides ESL classes, adult literacy programs and citizenship classes.

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    Resource Center & Immigration Clinic

    Our Resource Center is open Monday-Friday and provides services for health, legal, employment, family and education needs.

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Our Mission

The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) empowers people from different cultures to become successful and engaged members of our community.

Our Vision

An Eastern Shore with a multi-culturally vibrant population that is economically productive, politically engaged, and socially committed to human dignity.

BACKGROUND & HISTORY

Originally launched as a project of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation in September of 2012, ChesMRC now functions as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization.

The Center is organized and led by a Board of Directors comprised of local citizens who support the mission and objectives of ChesMRC along with an Executive Director and staff.

Since it’s inception in 2012, ChesMRC has provided services to more than 3,500 non-English speakers in Talbot and surrounding counties, involving over 6,500 separate requests for information and referral. No other organization is addressing this need.

In addition to private donations, ChesMRC also receives funding from state and local grants to run and administer community programs.

Our Goals & Objectives

Legal Residency & Citizenship: Improve and expand immigration and citizenship direct services:

  • Immigration consultations, referrals, and case management
  • Immigration clinics
  • Legal and tax services
  • Citizenship classes
  • Employer Advice

Youth Development: Improve and maintain youth development programming and services:

  • After-school (all levels) tutoring and mentoring
  • Partnerships with key youth development organizations (Scouts, YMCA, Parks and Rec, Talbot Mentors)

Resource Center: Provide information and accurate referral services for key issues affecting immigrants such as Health, Legal, Labor, Social Service, Safety, and Housing.

Language and Cultural Competency: Improve and expand language interpretation resources and cultural competency training programs

Community Stature and Collaboration: Expand both community awareness of ChesMRC’s work and community collaborations

Resource Directory

A current list of service providers in the Mid-Shore region of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties)

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