News & Notes

  • Nov 22, 2016

    On Thursday, November 10th, 2016 members of The Welcome Project, Union United, and other community members presented the need for a Community Benefit Agreements (CBA) to the City of Somerville Board of Alderman. In a packed community room, about twenty community members stepped up to speak over the course of two and a half hours about the reasons why a CBA is important for the City of Somerville and the developer, US2, to recognize before approving zoning for the redevelopment of Union Square.
  • Oct 24, 2016
    Mahesh joined The Welcome Project as a teacher’s aide in the Fall of 2015 and because of the generous contributions from our community, he continues to work as an aide in our beginner English classes. Mahesh grew up in Katmandu, Nepal where he studied aviation engineering and worked as an engineer on a British aircraft company. Mahesh is a founding member of the Prakashmuni English Boarding School (PEBS), a school of 90 students located in a rural mountainside village in Nepal.
  • Oct 20, 2016
    Erica learned about The Welcome Project through Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. Tisch’s student placement program matched Erica with TWP as a student intern. During her time she learned about TWP’s programs and coordinated its annual fundraiser YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City.