A former industrial center, Lewiston is located in south-central Maine, at the falls of the Androscoggin River. Lewiston and Auburn are often considered twin cities. They have a combined population of 59,647 people. In recent years, Lewiston has opened it’s doors to a significant amount of refugees from Somalia and Sudan changing the dynamics and demographics. Over the last 5 years Lewiston has seen a rebirth in it’s downtown area with art shows, many new eateries and festivals but it also continues to be home to the poorest square mile north of Boston, so it’s outreach opportunities are endless.