Community Advocate: Nonprofit seeks to foster community connections for Brazilian residents

A young nonprofit collaborative organization is providing assistance to Brazilian residents in Marlborough and throughout the Metrowest region. ProGente Connections offers Portuguese and English language classes, education on immigrants’ rights and advocacy, and opportunities for cross-cultural experiences.

Seven religious entities came together in 2014 to create ProGente, including the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Marlborough, two New England ministries and four Episcopal churches in Hudson, Framingham, Walpole and Medway.

The organization received start-up funds from the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, but they are in need of donations to continue their work.

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