About Us

"I appreciate the struggles of my forbears in coming to build a new life in a new country. We share much with today's immigrants." --Fifth generation Czech and Irish American immigrant

History

The Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) was established in 1998 to meet the needs of the growing and changing immigrant and newcomer communities in Boston. MONB's mission and objectives were formed through a democratic process that included dialogues across immigrant groups in Boston.

Mission

To strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life in the city of Boston; to act as a catalyst for providing opportunity, access and equality for immigrants; to highlight the contributions and the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in making Boston the world class city that it is.

Objectives

To fulfill the Office’s mission, MONB works with City departments and diverse community partners to:

  • Improve New Bostonians’ access to city government, its services, and community resources;

  • Act as a catalyst for change and facilitate collaboration and understanding among immigrant communities and other stakeholders;

  • Identify and address key issues facing New Bostonian communities; and

  • Recognize and promote the significant contributions of New Bostonians, individually and collectively. 

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  • Colombian Flag Raising 2016
    Mayor Walsh offers remarks during the raising of the Colombian Flag on City Hall Plaza. Accompanied by traditional folk dance and song, the raising of the Colombian flag on Boston City Hall Plaza commemorates the South American country's successful fight for independence from Spanish rule on July 20th, 1810.Watch Video »
  • New Americans Kiosk Ribbon Cutting
    Mayor Walsh cuts the ribbon on one of the New American Kiosks which opened today in all 24 branches of the Boston Public Library. These kiosks promote citizenship among immigrants and offer materials to help navigate the naturalization process.Watch Video »

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