Welcoming Manchester

Welcoming Manchester is a collaborative effort among professionally and ethnically diverse community members all committed to a common goal – the integration and success of Manchester’s immigrants. We wholly believe that welcoming and empowering our immigrant and refugee neighbors will ultimately lead to a healthier, happier environment for everyone.

Welcoming Manchester strives to ensure the success and well-being of Manchester’s immigrants by working in partnership with the local community to create opportunities for immigrant integration and advancement. Throughout the process, we aim to encourage mutual understanding, a spirit of welcome, and a common purpose among all members of the Manchester community.

Welcoming Manchester works within four key areas to help immigrants integrate into the community and advance their personal, social and economic well-being:

  1. Economic Development and Employment: Promote city-wide awareness of the economic benefits of immigration and create economic opportunities that help move immigrants toward financial security
  2. Health and Social Services: Improve the health and well-being of Manchester’s immigrants by enhancing access to and awareness of available health and social services
  3. Language and Education: Develop and enhance opportunities for education, language, citizenship, leadership and social/cultural understanding
  4. Civic Engagement: Promote civic engagement of Manchester’s immigrants, enhance voter education, and administer a public relations campaign that effectively reaches the public, business and government sectors


Conversation Café

Manchester Citizenship Center

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Joint Task Force

Easter Seals NH Job Training Program

Peace Begins at Home

Our Leadership:

Catholic Charities New Hampshire
City of Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Congolese Community of New Hampshire
English for New Americans
International Institute of New England
Manchester Health Department
New Hampshire Alliance of Immigrants and Refugees
NH Department of Health and Human Services
Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success
Spark the Dream
St. Mary’s Bank
Victory Women of Vision

Our Allies:

Bhutanese Community of NH
Cooke Associates
Currier Museum of Art
Diversity Workforce Coalition
Easterseals New Hampshire
Endowment for Health
Fieldwork Photos
Granite State College
Granite YMCA
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Holy Cross Family Learning Center
Jupiter Hall
Manchester Arts Commission
Manchester Community College
Manchester Community Health Center
Manchester School District
Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
NH Health and Equity Partnership
NH Small Business Development Center
Southern New Hampshire University
Turkish Cultural Center of NH
UNH – Manchester
World Affairs Council of NH
And more!

Our Funders:

Bean Foundation
Endowment for Health
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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