Indianapolis Named 51st Welcoming America City

         Mayor Ballard affirms Indianapolis as a Welcoming City that respects and embraces the cultural and economic contributions of immigrants Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard recently affirmed Indianapolis’ commitment to identify opportunities to engage Indy’s global immigrant communities and further immigrants’ role in building the local economy as part of the Welcoming America […]

Indiana Weather a Change for Some Refugees

After watching a group of Ethiopian teenagers walk through the snow wearing sandals and no winter coats, Abey, a Natural Helper from the Immigrant Welcome Center, was compelled to help. She recruited friends and together they bought inexpensive coats and blankets to give to the children so their walk to school could be warmer. “They […]

Immigrant Welcome Center in the News

  On WFYI’s ” NO Limits” Radio Program, Executive Director Terri Morris Downs explains why President Obama’s Administrative Actions benefits our communities. In the Indianapolis Star, Matthew Tully shares why it is important for Indianapolis to welcome immigrants if it is going to be a vibrant, international city.  

Indian wedding extravaganza blends cultures, old and new

Indy Star, September 14 Priya Patel was married in red. But when the reception to celebrate her wedding began that evening, she appeared in a stunning white gown that cascaded to the floor. The two dresses symbolized two equally important traditions. In deference to her Hindu heritage, she wore a red with white sari for […]