by Ben Goebel For as long as I can remember I always wanted to come to America. Maybe not to live here at first, but this country had always been on my mind since my uncle told me how great it was. I finally received my Green Card a couple months ago. I am not [...]
In September 2017, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians launched the Immigrant Fellowship Program (IFP) in partnership with the City of Philadelphia. The IFP provides graduates of the Welcoming Center's International Professionals Program (IPP) valuable work experience in the United States. In March 2019, the City of Philadelphia recognized the IFP in its Fueling Philadelphia's [...]
By Gianna Salituri A successful engineer from Venezuela, a dedicated hard worker, a very optimistic person. All of these qualities should bring some kind of success, but it is far more challenging to find a job in your career path as an immigrant in the United States then one would imagine. “It was overwhelming. I [...]
By Benjamin Butz-Weidner In the late 1800s my great-great grandparents emigrated from Germany to the United States. They settled in West Virginia and middle Pennsylvania, eventually finding permanence in North Philadelphia, which until the 1950s was by an unspoken law divided into ethnic enclaves. My grandmother, describing to me the Philadelphia of her childhood on a restaurant napkin, [...]
Jose Antonio Mesa from Cuba talks about how we helped him achieve his goal of getting his dream job. All funds raised will benefit our core programs that provide critical support to immigrants and refugees in the region. Please donate today!