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Natural Helper Drives Language Learning Legislation

Pam Gemmer knows a thing or two about volunteering. Being a Natural Helper for the Immigrant Welcome Center is just one role among dozens she holds in the community. A retired teacher, Gemmer put her passion for language and learning to work in the 2015 Indiana General Assembly and played a significant role in getting […]

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.