Services for Immigrants

The Welcoming Center provides a variety of services for immigrants from all over the world who are in the Philadelphia region. Whether you’re an entry-level worker or a highly skilled professional, we can help you succeed in the U.S.


We will equip you with the tools you need to plan your career path, find jobs that are right for you, and prepare you for interviews and your first day on the job. We also have a program specifically tailored for immigrants with foreign university degrees living in Philadelphia with U.S. work authorization who are looking to find a professional-level job.READ MORE »


Do you own or want to own a small business? We offer entrepreneurship skills training, English for Entrepreneurs classes, business workshops and consultations, technical assistance, guidance on licenses and regulations, and more resources. We also work with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Global Access program to help entrepreneurs access grants and capital. We’ve helped more than 800 small businesses grow!READ MORE »

Citizenship and 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 citizenship and civic participation.READ MORE »

Education and Training

We offer English conversation clubs, tutoring for advanced English learners, and English classes especially geared toward entrepreneurs.READ MORE »

Legal Clinics

Our monthly legal clinics are the place to get free advice on immigration and visas, family law, landlord/tenant issues, workplace law, and more. The Legal Clinic is held from 3pm to 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. To make an appointment, please contact Desiree Wayne.

Contact Information:
Desiree Wayne, Esq.

Interested in Welcoming Center programs and services?  Please give us a call at 215.557.2626 and we will be happy to assist.