Many Cultures. One Community.
2023 World Refugee Day
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CreateOur services create welcome & opportunities for all new neighbors & the community.
CommunicateServices to communicate in many languages and improve understanding of all cultures.
RebuildOpportunities for you to rebuild your life: English classes, citizenship, employment, training, and language support.
15+Languages spoken by The Center staff. We reflect who we are — more than half the staff are former refugees.
16,500+Individuals resettled since 1981, stopping the population decline in Utica by the early 2000’s
69%Utica area residents who believe immigration is good for the area.
Through Our Community-Centered Programs
COVID-19 Employer Language Assistance Program
Employment & Workforce Development
Health Access Program
Immigration & Citizenship
Interpretation (Compass Interpreters)
Making a Connection Program (MAC)
New American Cities
Office for New Americans
Uniting for Ukraine (Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees)
Services to Older Refugees Program (SORP)
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The Welcome Center
Our mission is to foster and enhance the welcoming environment in the City of Utica and throughout the Mohawk Valley.
A strong pillar in the Bosnian community of Utica.
A dream of travel, photography, and storytelling.
Thankful for a sense of welcome, a former refugee pays It forward.
Pawsansoe Karen Bree
A dream of education and giving back.
Seizing opportunity in order to reach success.
A drive to help and interpret instilled in her.
Becoming a successful professional through continuous effort.
Valuing education and pursing civil engineering.
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