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

Then-mayor Thomas M. Menino established The Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians (MONB) 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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Videos & Multimedia »


  • Naturalization Ceremony 2014
    Mayor Walsh attends a Naturalization Ceremony at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall.Watch Video »
  • 11th Annual Three Kings Day Luncheon
    This traditionally Latin-American and Caribbean celebration gives Latino city workers to celebrate their heritage. Three city employees are honored for their service to the Latino community. Watch Video »

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