The Welcoming Center’s Immigrant Fellowship Program connects employers with immigrant talent through a 12-week paid fellowship while providing participants with the opportunity to gain work experience in their field of expertise. Highly experienced immigrants often come to this country with high hopes to apply their work skills and knowledge, only to encounter endless barriers to [...]
Dear Friend, Many of you who are reading this are immigrants who have discovered The Welcoming Center somewhere along your journey. You have told us that when you found TWC it was the first time you realized you were not alone as you got established here. Many have shared how you wished your parents had [...]
We are pleased to announce that on March 3, 2021, we will be honoring Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña with the 2021 Dennis Clark Solas Award. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA is a visionary leader who has been at the forefront of immigrant inclusion in the United States for decades. As the current president of the [...]
The Solas Awards are a hallmark of our organization and the primary fundraising event to recognize key community organizations and business leaders for their work supporting immigrant integration in Philadelphia. Solas means ‘light’ in Irish. Each year at the Solas Awards, the Welcoming Center honors individuals and organizations that illuminate the positive impact that immigrants [...]
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!