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Meet Our International Professionals Program Participants (Spring 2022 Cohort)

On Thursday, March 24, 2021 The Welcoming Center hosts a recognition ceremony for the Spring 2022 cohort of our International Professionals Program (IPP). 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. [...]

Meet the Association of Mexican Business Owners of Philadelphia, Solas 2022 Honoree

Philadelphia is lucky to have many immigrant-run businesses, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant disruptions. A group of business owners banded together to help the businesses in South Philadelphia survive. The Association of Mexican Business Owners of Philadelphia is a group of immigrant merchants whose mission is to support Mexican businesses to acquire tools, skills, [...]

Meet Let’s Talk Philly, Solas 2022 Honoree

One of the largest hurdles that immigrants face when arriving in a new country is the language barrier, and Let’s Talk Philly has created their Conversation Circles for immigrants to become more comfortable with speaking English.  At Solas 2022, The Welcoming Center is proud to recognize several Philadelphia organizations working tirelessly to address critical issues [...]

Meet I Belong Philly, Solas 2022 Honoree

At Solas 2022, The Welcoming Center is celebrating three Philadelphia immigrant organizations that are working tirelessly to address important issues faced by immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region. Through their dedication and hard work, each of these organizations have become anchors within immigrant communities. Our official hashtag at The Welcoming Center is #WelcomingWorks, and [...]