Immigrant Heritage Month 2022: Celebrating Immigrants’ Stories

At The Welcoming Center, we celebrate immigrants every day and we are excited to commemorate Immigrant Heritage Month this June. Immigrant Heritage Month is an opportunity to showcase immigrant stories, recognize the contributions of immigrants, and celebrate the strength that diversity brings to the U.S. In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, The Welcoming Center is [...]

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 [...]