A Better Job Search Experience: How the Welcoming Center Helped Me

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 [...]

A Place We Can All Call Home

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, [...]