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Closing the Gender Gap: Immigrant Women and Equitable Economic Recovery

As more and more people in the United States (U.S.) are vaccinated against COVID-19, the promise of economic recovery is on the horizon. Economic growth continues to soar, and economists expect the growth to continue into the summer. However, as the economy continues to climb back to its pre-COVID state, we must look deeper into [...]

A Champion for Mental Health

by Independence Blue Cross By embracing the diversity of its customers, associates and community, Independence Blue Cross encourages an open dialogue and creative problem-solving that leads to true health care innovation. That’s one reason why Independence sponsored The Welcoming Center’s Solas 2021 event in March, honoring Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, president of the American Public [...]

Meet Our International Professionals Program Graduates (Spring 2021 Cohort)

On April 1, 2021, The Welcoming Center celebrated the graduation of 11 International Professionals Program (IPP) participants, representing seven countries across the globe. IPP is an eight-week course for career readiness training followed by six months of job coaching. It brings together a diverse group of international professionals with bachelor’s degrees or higher and U.S. work authorization seeking to enter the U.S. workforce through employment or fellowship opportunities. Below [...]

A Conversation Between James Hancock and Olena Hart

Our International Professionals Program graduate, Olena Hart, recently interviewed Welcoming Center volunteer, James Hancock. Read their conversation below. Hello James! Thank you for agreeing to talk about yourself, the company you work for and your experience, as a volunteer, with the Welcoming Center. Could you please introduce yourself first?  Yes, sure. My name is James [...]