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 and civic engagement -- from our interpreter training program for bilingual youth (Liaison Interpreter Program of Somerville or LIPS) to English Classes that teach vocabulary and ways to connect to the community to our Youth Digital Storytelling program. Explore these pages to learn more.