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.



Latest Updates

  • Feb 17, 2017
    Know anyone applying to college? Applying yourself? Come learn how to navigate the college application process with free one-on-one counseling! Read on for more details.
  • Jan 26, 2017
    President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Wednesday, January 25 attacking America’s status as a nation of immigrants. We at The Welcome Project are saddened but steadfast. We will not waiver in continuing the work our communities have entrusted us to do; building the collective power of immigrants to help shape community decisions and pursuing the American vision of liberty and justice for all.
     
  • Dec 11, 2016
    This past month, the board of The Welcome Project was busy selecting new members. To shed some light on the process as well as the general functions of the board, we talked to TWP board president, Cesar Urrunaga. Cesar emphasized that there was nothing like The Welcome Project for his parents to help orient them to the US system. This partially fuels Cesar’s commitment to TWP and the immigrant community of Somerville.