Spoken Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Lingala, Kikongo

Portland Empowered is the needed bridge between parents and school system to ensure better communication between parties and the success of children in school. The school system in the U.S. is such that parents must be involved in the education of their children by constantly monitoring things that happen in school, at home, and between home and school. Myself, as an immigrant parent, I see first-hand the importance of parents’ awareness of their contributions to the education of their children, as well as the importance of school system’s need for parental involvement in decisions related to the education of their children. I have 3 children currently attending the Portland School System, all of them go to Ocean Avenue Elementary School. I’m restudying Accounting and Economic at University of Southern Maine, and work as a Transport-Logistic Tech at Maine Medical Center. I’m also the Sitting President of Angolan Community of Maine, an organization of immigrants originally from Angola.