The Immigrant Welcome Center empowers immigrants by connecting them to the people, places, and resources that enable them to build successful lives and enrich our community.
Diversity is one of Indianapolis’ strengths. We believe if all Indianapolis residents feel empowered and valued, it will result in more new businesses stabilizing our local economy, a flourishing arts community, new voices and leadership at community meetings, and creative approaches to addressing our city’s challenges.
The following Values Statement serves as a guide for the Immigrant Welcome Center’s efforts:
Because the natural bonds of human dignity surpass geographic, ethnic, or cultural boundaries, the Immigrant Welcome Center believes all residents of Indianapolis have the right and responsibility to contribute to and enjoy the vitality and growth of their city and community. By working together with compassion and emphasizing the value of ethnic diversity, we can show our decency as global citizens and intentionally improve Indianapolis economically, socially, and culturally.