Before The Welcoming Center I did not feel like I was part of anything and would walk by the side of the street but now I can walk in the middle of the street, be myself, speak loudly, confidently, and powerfully.
Melissah built her assurance, pushed her peers to advocate for themselves, and nurtured her networking skills. She was able to identify and understand her capabilities and use them to push her career forward.
Rebirth. That’s the expression that comes up for Tatiana, a dentist from Colombia, when she describes her journey in the United States.
I keep coming back to The Welcoming Center because I want to help others feel as happy as I am.
I know that finding The Welcoming Center was a pivotal moment in my life because it changed my perception of being an immigrant.
“The cooperative is important to me because it taught me coexistence, it trained me, I joined a group, and it gave me wonderful opportunities to be independent and to be my own manager of my business.”