The Welcome Project

The Welcome Project

Contact Information

Main Contact: Winki Chan


Phone Number: (617) 623-6633


Address: 530 Mystic Ave, Somerville, MA 02145

Our Mission

The Welcome Project builds the collective power of immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions. They strengthen the capacity of immigrant youth, adults and families to advocate for themselves and influence schools, government, and other institutions.

Their efforts combine services, leadership development and opportunities for civic engagement — from their interpreter training program for bilingual youth (Liaison Interpreter Program of Somerville or LIPS) to English Classes that help adult learners to navigate a new culture and community, as well as the Rapid Response Network that notifies community members of ICE activity in our city. They also run a community garden and college access program for youths and link Somerville residents to various resources like healthcare programs, job search etc.

Volunteer opportunities include English Class teachers and tutors, multilingual constituent outreach & support volunteers, youth programs support and more! If you are interested in volunteering in the above opportunities or in another capacity not mentioned, please email!