PROPEL featured the non-profit In Her Presence at an event in September 2018. Those who attended raised $1,200 for the organization, which included a $500 matching donation from the 2018-2019 In Focus Series Sponsor, Machias Savings Bank. Beer was donated by Rising Tide Brewing, and the space was donated by Red Thread.

In Her Presence is a women’s non-profit organization based in Portland Maine. Toting the slogan Out of the Shadow and Onto the Stage, the group hosts English language classes and a variety of educational workshops to provide a platform for Maine immigrant women to better integrate and succeed here in Maine.