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The Welcome Project

  • The Welcome Project
  • 530 Mystic Avenue
    Suite 111
  • Somerville, MA 02145
  • Kenia Alfaro
  • Director of Parental Engagement and Education Policy
  • 617-623-6633

Program Description

The Welcome Project (TWP) builds the collective power of immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions through programming for youth and adults that develops leadership skills, builds civic engagement, and strengthens immigrant voices across the city. Our First Generation to College Program offers programming for immigrant families that focus on navigating the US higher education system.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 30
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%