Tae Chong

Manager, Social Enterprise and Workforce Development

Catholic Charities Maine

Tae Chong is manager of social enterprise and workforce for Catholic Charities. Tae has over twenty years experience working with the immigrant and refugee populations in Maine. He has worked with this population as an educator, advocate, policy maker, social service provider and as a business advisor. In his work as an advocate for economic integration of immigrants and refugees in Maine, he has been featured in Maine Biz and Maine Magazine, he was a speaker at MaineLive and Ted Dirgio, and he has published several articles and reports including CEI’s Building Maine’s Economy and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He was named as one of Maine’s 50 most influential people by Maine Magazine, and he attended the White House Conference on retaining and recruiting immigrant and refugee knowledge workers. Tae has also held leadership positions as co-chair of the refugee advisory council for the state of Maine’s DHHS Department, as a board member of NAACP, LULAC, and Asian American Heritage Foundation and as board member of University of Southern Maine’s Department of Social Work. Currently, Tae is serving on Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services advisory board and as a board member of the Friends of Portland Adult Ed. He is also a long time resident of Portland and has served on the Portland School Committee, on the United Way’s Children Leadership Council and the City of Portland’s CDBG Committee. He holds a B.S. degree in Political Science and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine.

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