Malden, the home of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC), is one of the most diverse cities in Massachusetts. On April 4, 2012, Diane Portnoy, ILC president and CEO, spoke at a panel discussion at Malden High School about “Living in a Culturally Diverse Community.” She spoke about the immigrant experience from her perspective coming to the U.S. as a child with her parents and from serving immigrants for nearly 20 years at The ILC. She also talked about the contributions of immigrants to their communities.
Here is a short video clip of Diane discussing the benefits that immigrants bring to Massachusetts and the U.S.
Here is a short video clip of Diane and a Malden High School honor student talking about adjusting to life in the U.S., forming community and giving back.