IWC Launches “Naturalize Now” Campaign

In 2018 IWC became apart of a national network of organizations striving to promote citizenship and naturalization to Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) thanks to the National Partnership for New Americans. This partnership has allowed Indianapolis to be a part of an initiative known as “Cites for Citizenship.” Since then, we’ve rolled out a variety of […]

2019 in review

Looking Back at 2019

  2019 Accomplishments 2019 marked a year of progress and transformation for the Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC). With an expanded staff, the implementation of new programs, and successful events, IWC is closing out the year with gratitude and anticipation for continued success in 2020. Community partnerships have been a key piece of the IWC since […]

City to City

Immigrant Welcome Center Executive Director, Terri Morris Downs, traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, as part of a city-to-city visit sponsored by Welcoming America and the Welcoming Economies Global Network.  During the two-day trip last month, representatives of Buffalo, Des Moines, Detroit, and Indianapolis met with several local economic development and immigrant- and refugee-serving organizations to learn about St. […]

New Job Opportunities Page!

The Immigrant Welcome Center proudly presents our new and improved Jobs Page! Here you’ll find a variety of jobs from hourly to management level, full-time to seasonal, gardening to health care. Employers now have the ability to advertise their open positions directly to our job seekers through our job submission page. Questions? Contact Angie Le […]

Immigration 101

How can I change my visa? Can I apply for work authorization? Many newcomers have general questions about changing their legal status. Join attorney Dallin Lykins of Lewis Kappes, P.C. – Immigration for a legal presentation that will answer these basic legal questions. PLEASE NOTE: Individual consultations will not be offered. Free and open to the public.

IWC Welcomes New Volunteers and Board Members

Immigrant Welcome Center Adds Ten New Volunteers For Outreach, Two New Members to the Board of Directors In February 2018, the Immigrant Welcome Center elected two new members to its volunteer Board of Directors and added 10 new volunteers to its ranks to help serve Indianapolis’ growing immigrant communities. The Immigrant Welcome Center relies upon scores […]

Enjoying the Season with IWC’s Natural Helpers

Natural Helpers told us what they like to do in autumn and what they are thankful for this year. “My favorite autumn activity in Indiana is visiting Kelsay Farms for a Family Picnic. Here we can show the kids what a real farm looks like with plenty of activities. We can feed the cows here and see how the […]

Volunteers Create Indianapolis English Classes Map

What do you do when you need to find someplace? Maybe you’re looking for a restaurant, a library, a store, or a gas station. I’m going to guess that your answer was “search on Google Maps”. Most of us who have access to a smart phone, whether we are new to a city or long-time residents, use […]