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.

Workforce Development

Employment Services

We work with individuals to equip them with the tools they need to plan their career path, find the right jobs, and prepare for interviews and the first day on the job. READ MORE >>

International Professionals Program

Our International Professionals Program is 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 >>

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Small Business Support
We offer entrepreneurship skills training, English for Entrepreneurs classes, business workshops and consultations, technical assistance, guidance on licenses and regulations, and more resources for entrepreneurs. READ MORE >>

Global Access Program
We 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 >>

Global Startup Accelerator
The Global Startup Accelerator is a program targeting U.S. startups looking to take their business global by tapping into the vast knowledge and networks of Greater Philadelphia’s immigrant entrepreneurs. READ MORE >>

Citizenship & Civic Engagement

Immigrant Leadership Institute
A city is strongest when all residents are engaged in its civic life. However, immigrant communities face more barriers to civic participation that other groups, such as difficulty learning English, a lack of social connectivity, and misinformation about naturalization and the meaning of citizenship. Our Immigrant Leadership Institute is a 5-month program preparing the residents of Greater Philadelphia with the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to engage in the civic life of our city and region. READ MORE >>

Citizenship
We help individuals connect to the resources they need in order to naturalize. READ MORE >>

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