“When I was in Lewiston, it felt like its better days were in the rear-view mirror,” Amy Bass says.
Bass was in Lewiston, Maine, to attend Bates College. There wasn’t much reason to stay after she graduated in 1992.
“A lot of unemployment. A lot of vacancy,” she says. “Things that Maine deals with in terms of younger population moving away.”
But Bass became intrigued with Lewiston a little under 20 years ago, when she learned about an influx of families from Somalia.