Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of The Welcome to America Project (WTAP) is excited to announce Collin Cunningham as its new executive director effective August 18, 2014. Cunningham brings a wide-breadth of experience in volunteer management and fundraising along with a deep knowledge of refugee resettlement and the refugee population of Phoenix.

“We are so excited to have Collin join our team and lead the organization in the future. After an extensive search, we were fortunate to have a number of great candidates ... Read More

Read About This Week's Families

Iraqi FlagOne family we will visit this Saturday is originally from Iraq. They spent time in Turkey before they travelled to the United States. This family consists of three people. The elderly mother and her two college aged children (a son and a daughter) were forced to leave Iraq due to war. They fled to Turkey where they faced discrimination. In Turkey refugees have no legal right to work and no ability to further their education. The daughter wants to pursue a college education in the United States. The family is enjoying their new life in Arizona. However they do experience some stress because the mother of the family is ill and has some disab... Read More