Opportunities for Past and Present Participants

Since we opened in 2003, the Welcoming Center has helped more than 15,000 immigrants from 140 countries succeed here in the United States. Our past and present participants—the amazing and diverse group of people who have grown empowered through English classes, job placements, and access to resources and opportunities through the Welcoming Center—are among our greatest assets. Through a vast network of peers, they represent and multiply an enabling effect every time they tell their families and friends about what the Welcoming Center has to offer.

The Welcoming Center strives to integrate the voices of many of these participants into the life of our organization. We create spaces and opportunities for them to join us in sharing how we do our work.

We strive to bring direct voices of immigrants into the dialogue on immigrant integration. Participants are invited to join our organization through our Participant Advisory Council, train-the-trainer workshops, meaningful volunteer opportunities, health and wellness initiatives, networking events, and public speaking engagements.

To talk to us about how you can help, please get in touch.  

Update Us on Your Progress!

We love to hear from our past participants! Keep us updated on what you are doing by sending us an email to info@welcomingcenter.org.

Ways to Give Back

Hire a Welcoming Center Participant

You know first-hand the strengths of our immigrant participants. Help us place them in quality jobs with employers that understand the adjustments necessary for integrating into American society.


Now that you’ve established yourself, consider donating to the Welcoming Center so we can continue to provide services to future generations of immigrants.


Now that you’ve established yourself, consider helping others by volunteering with the Welcoming Center!

Attend an Event

Attend an event to share your advice and support for current participants as they complete the same journey you did.