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Building the Collective Power of Immigrants

Through Education and Advocacy

I am a:

The Welcome Project is awarded a Cummings Grant!  
We will receive $100,000 over 3 years to support immigrant-owned businesses. 

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 Impact

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.

How You Can Help!


Please donate to help families and children in need.


Take some time to give back to the community!

Job Opportunities!

Helping others through our internships and other opportunities

News From The Welcome Project


Introducing Walter Mena, Executive Director

The Welcome Project (TWP) of Somerville, MA is proud to announce that Walter F. Mena will be joining the organization as its new Executive Director. Born in El Salvador, Walter has worked for over two decades in the U.S. as a professional community organizer and staff director in organizations such as Centro Presente, United for a Fair Economy, and most recently, the Merrimack Valley Project. With a Master's degree from Boston College and a Bachelor's degree from Catholic University, Colombia, Walter has both local and global influences in his education to bring to his work.

Through The Welcome Project, I found the courage to speak at city hall about the impact of gentrification.


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