The Welcome Project builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions. We do this through programs that strengthen the capacity of immigrant youth, adults and families to advocate for themselves and influence schools, government, and other institutions.
We are based at the Mystic Public Housing Development, and we work with immigrants throughout the city. Our efforts combine services, leadership development and opportunities for civic engagement -- from our interpreter training program for bilingual youth (Liaison Interpreter Program of Somerville or LIPS) to English Classes that help adult learners to navigate a new culture
and community to our Summer Youth "Culture Camp." Explore these pages to learn more.
2014 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City takes place Thursday, April 10 at the Center for Arts at the Armory. It features tastings from 9 different restaurants ranging from Ethopian to Italian to Mexican, plus live entertainment and a few surprises! Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on the day of event.
Learn more about the upcoming YUM celebration.