Our Mission Statement
The Welcome to America Project is a nonprofit organization that creates community connections and builds bridges of neighborly understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees.
We offer a simple welcoming gesture, but it is one that lasts a lifetime.
Board of Directors announces resignation of Executive Director
It is with a mix of excitement and sadness that we announce the resignation of our Executive Director, Megan O’Connor. Since 2009, Megan has skillfully led the organization bringing energy, accomplishments and guidance. The Board of Directors and staff at The Welcome to America Project will be very sad to see her go, but we look forward to the next chapter in our history, as the Board of Directors conducts a search for a new leader. We wish Megan the best of luck in all her future endeavors, which we are certain will be successful ... Read More
Read About This Week's Families
About nine months ago, a Bhutanese mother and her two year old daughter arrived in Phoenix. The mother had spent spent twenty years in a refugee camp in Nepal. She is especially happy to be able to earn a living in Arizona. She started a part-time job recently and has also been working with a women’s empowerment coordinator to starting a sewing business through micro-lending. The little family joins the woman’s mother and an older daughter who also arrived as refugees the recent past. They are helping the mother and child to get settled and to adjust to their new life here. The grandmother lives with the new arrivals. The whole ... Read More
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