Initiatives

"It is not enough to just welcome immigrants to the City of Boston. We must make a collective effort to ensure that immigrants feel welcomed, and include their voices in the city government."  - Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino

  • MONB Fellow (75)

    New Bostonians Fellowship

    The overaching goal of the New Bostonians Fellowship is to create and replicate succesful practices in welcoming and empowering immigrants to fully participate in the social, economic, and civic life of the City.
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    English for New Bostonians

    ENB is a strategic, public-private-community collaboration founded by MONB in 2001 to improve access to ESOL programs in the city of Boston.
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  • Commissioners Corner - Yusufi Vali, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancemen
    On this episode of Commissioners Corner, Host, Lois Leonard and Yusufi Vali, the new Director of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement, discuss the ways Boston is making immigrants, regardless of their legal status, feel welcome and safe in their city. Watch Video »
  • Celebrating What Unites Us: Ireland
    Food can unite people and serve as a window into another culture. In collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement and the Office of Food Access, this program seeks to celebrate the immigrant experience and promote healthy living for aging residents of Boston. Each session honors a different part of the world, and includes a speaking program, walk, and cooking demonstration/tasting.Watch Video »

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