Meet Our Business Training Program Participants (Winter 2021 Cohort)

On Tuesday, December 21, 2021 The Welcoming Center hosts a graduation ceremony for the latest cohort of our Business Training Program, consisting of 18 participants! This program is is a 12-week classroom-based and business coaching term that helps build entrepreneurial skills and simultaneously assists participants in creating a road map to opening their businesses. Pictured: [...]

From Yemen to Philadelphia: Finding Success Through Hard Work as Entrepreneurs

Hussam and Moneef Bin Break launched Diagno Pest Control in 2018 soon after graduating from the Welcoming Center’s Business Training Program. Within a few months of operating, the brothers obtained a small business loan from FINATA, a Welcoming Center partner specializing in lending to immigrant entrepreneurs, allowing them to purchase their first branded truck. Like many immigrant entrepreneurs, Hussam and [...]

Meet Asmaa Diab, founder of Syrian Kitchen

Asmaa is a graduate of the Welcoming Center's Business Training Program and a Global Craft Market participant.   Asmaa came to the U.S. as a refugee from Syria. Once she resettled in Philadelphia, she found the opportunity to use her passion for cooking to work from home. What started off as cooking and baking for [...]