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.
Want to become a Youth Interpreter?The Liaison Interpreter Program of Somerville (LIPS) is now accepting applications for 2015-16!
Do you love languages? Do you love speaking your languages? Do you have a sharp mind and a drive for excellence? Do you like helping your community? Are you interested in health care, social justice, local politics, immigration, business, education, or food? Are you ready to take on a challenge? If you answered yes to most of these questions, LIPS is probably for you! Apply now.