News & Notes

  • Apr 10, 2016

    This summer The Welcome Project will be part of a community-based participatory research project headed by members of the UEP (Urban & Environmental Policy) department at Tufts University. The project, currently known as, “Residents’ Experiences of Gentrification in Somerville: A Community-Led Listening and Learning Pilot Project,” aims to understand how Somerville immigrant and low-income residents are experiencing gentrification and development in Somerville.

  • Mar 2, 2016

    Last week the LIPS program finished off the last of three simultaneous interpreting workshops taught by Karen Narefsky, a member of Boston Interpreter’s Collective. The organization has been working with the Welcome Project’s LIPS program for about six years now providing students with the tools to simultaneously interpret as well as engage with multilingual justice. As Narefsky puts it, “interpreting is not just a service, it’s a step towards justice in that everyone should be able to participate [in a community] in the language of their hearts and minds.”

  • Feb 24, 2016
    Welcome, Gillian! The Welcome Project is lucky to have Gillian Burleson working as our new adult ESOL coordinator. Gillian, who started working with the Welcome Project in early January, has been teaching English for 20 years and working in the area of Adult ESOL and Education for the last 14 years.