Our Partners

At SayDaNar Community Development Center, we pride ourselves on being a collaborative partner with likeminded organizations and businesses. Through partnerships and collaborative projects with our partner organizations SayDaNar hopes to bridge the language and cultural barriers that otherwise inhibit community contribution, participation, and growth in the city of Lowell and Massachusetts. As SayDaNar works towards realizing this goal our organization has partnered with other service providers to host and translate workshops to support community members to adapt to cultural differences, understand and navigate systems, and integrate into life in the United States.

SayDaNar welcomes interest from service providers who may wish to reach out to the community from Burma.

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association

The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Cambodian Americans and other minorities and economically disadvantaged persons in Lowell through educational, cultural, economic and social programs.

Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership

The mission of the Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership is to promote affordable home ownership opportunities for low and moderate income earners by producing comprehensive training and counseling as well as promoting the use of special mortgage products and down payment assistance programs. With offices in Lowell, Massachusetts, MVHP focuses its services in the Greater Lowell community.

Mill City Grows

Mill City Grows fosters food justice by increasing community access to healthy, fresh food through the development of urban food production and distribution networks
Mill City Grows works in the Lowell area to create and manage community gardens, create urban farms, organizational gardens, as well as train urban gardeners and hold other programs to increase access to local food. MCG programs engage residents in growing, distributing, accessing and consuming health, organic and affordable food that reflects the diverse cultures of our community

International Institute of New England (Lowell)

The International Institute of New England is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, with site offices located in Boston, Lowell, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The Institute also supports programming in Rhode Island. The Institute’s mission is to help refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life. The Institute is staffed by nearly 75 full and part-time employees, who speak more than a dozen languages. The organization is headed by its President & CEO, Carolyn Benedict-Drew and overseen by a Board of Directors.

Links to SayDaNar Partners and Local Community Organizations