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 [...]

Smiling and Diversity

by Miranda Berger As I write this article about diversity it puts a smile on my face. As an immigrant from the Netherlands, I assist new immigrants every day in their career pathway at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians in Philadelphia. Although I visited the United States many times, my relocation to the U.S. [...]

Digital Inclusion and Digital Literacy: What Does It Mean for Immigrants?

by Bryce Bayer Participants using technology to learn at the Welcoming Center's Immigrant Leadership Institute In today’s highly connected world, few would refute the claim that technology is everywhere. You can hardly walk down the street without bumping into someone who is checking their e-mail, answering a text, or documenting a moment on social media. [...]

The Real Cost of Brain Waste

by Lina Duffy “Immigrants with university degrees have no trouble finding suitable employment in the United States.” You hear this sentiment all the time. I thought it was true too. Then, over four years ago, I moved to the United States and found out that this is a myth. I work at the Welcoming Center [...]