Civic Engagement

The Welcoming Center recognizes that active immigrant participation in the civic and political life of cities creates stronger and more successful communities. This is why one of our core objectives is to work with individuals and organizations to promote civic participation.

Citizenship in Action

In 2017, we embarked on a citizenship project supported, by the Knight Foundation, to test three solutions to expand and strengthen current civic engagement and citizenship initiatives in the city of Philadelphia.

For more information about civic participation at the Welcoming Center, please contact Manuel Portillo, Director of Community Engagement at or you can call him at 215.825.7765.