Who We Are
The Welcome Project builds the collective power of immigrants to participate in and shape community decision through programming that strengthen the capacity of immigrant youth, adults, and families to advocate for themselves and influence schools, government, and other institutions.
Our programs provide the training and the platform for immigrants to participate more fully in civic life and have a powerful presence in the schools, city government, and other institutions that shape our lives. TWP’s culturally responsive approach builds on immigrants’ existing strengths to forge connections across language and culture, helping immigrants find success and community in their new city.
YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City celebration
The Welcome Project's 13th annual celebration and fundraiser take place virtually on May 19, 2022. You can taste our immigrant city remotely by ordering from YUM restaurants and participating in an exciting program virtually. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our local immigrant communities and the tireless work of our volunteers!
Leadership: Maria Cruz
Marcia Cruz came to the US at the age of 21. She wanted to stretch her wings, having been forbidden to advance to higher education by her father, and not being allowed to work anywhere but her father’s factory...
Through The Welcome Project, I found the courage to speak at city hall about the impact of gentrification.