Employer Partnerships

Why partner with us?

Our programming addresses brain waste in Philadelphia. More than 40% of the immigrants seeking our services have at least a college degree from their home countries. Many are unemployed or underemployed, working in low-wage jobs. The Welcoming Center is one of only a handful of organizations in the U.S. addressing the issue of skilled immigrant integration.

Our programming helps to connect employers with immigrants of all skill and education levels to actualize their full potential. We partner with employers to tap into a culturally and linguistically diverse talent pool. Our employer partners volunteer with us too. 

We strive to help employers build culturally competent workplaces for their employees to thrive in the workplace.

Want to partner with us? Contact rochelle@welcomingcenter.org

Engaging Immigrant Talent Toolkit

The Welcoming Center’s Engaging Immigrant Talent toolkit comes after an intensive 18-month study made up of employers, immigrants, and workforce development practitioners. The conversations examined how to develop more inclusive hiring practices and create a culturally competent work environment for successful immigrant integration into the workplace.

This toolkit is for employers who want to understand the steps they must take to recruit, retain, and promote immigrant talent.

The Engaging Immigrant Talent toolkit was made possible by a generous grant from the WES Mariam Assefa Fund and developed for The Welcoming Center by The Junkin Group, LLC to advance best practices for immigrant integration into the workplace.

Watch the Engaging Immigrant Talent toolkit launch event!

Immigrant Fellowship Program

The Immigrant Fellowship Program (IFP) at The Welcoming Center (TWC) connects employers to foreign-trained professionals for short-term, paid experiences in a variety of industries and professions.  

Since its launch in Fall 2017, more than seven companies from various industries, including nine departments at the the City of Philadelphia, have hosted 23 fellows.  

Employer Benefits:

Who are our fellows?

Our fellows represent a variety of fields, including engineering, healthcare, commerce, municipal government, law, and many more. All of our fellows:

Hire a Fellow:

To learn more ands to host fellows at your company, please contact us.