Recent Press Releases

Immigrant Welcome Center Receives Funding to Launch Pilot Immigrant Services Programming

Indianapolis, IN | September 11, 2023 — INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC) has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support local immigrant-serving organizations in Indianapolis Click here to read the press release.

200+ Organizations Signal Support for the Welcome Corps, New Service Opportunity for Private Refugee Sponsorship

Washington, D.C. | January 19, 2023 — Today, more than 200 diverse organizations are signaling their support for the Welcome Corps, a new U.S. government community service program that allows everyday Americans to privately sponsor refugees from around the world—representing the boldest innovation in refugee resettlement in more than 40 years, grounded in the generosity and compassion of American communities. Click here to read the press release.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway partners with the Immigrant Welcome Center to host Live Local Think Global fundraiser; April 21

Indianapolis, IN | April 12, 2021 — In celebration of 15 years of creating a welcoming city and community for its immigrant and refugee neighbors, Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC) is partnering with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for its annual fundraising event, Live Local Think Global. With the theme Belonging begins with you, this year’s event will feature a virtual program during which Indianapolis’ leaders will share how they are creating a culture where everyone can feel that they truly belong, can be their most authentic self, and can be valued for exactly who they are. Click here to read the press release.

Lilly Endowment Inc. awards Immigrant Welcome Center $1 million grant to support English Language Literacy program

Indianapolis, IN |April 1, 2021 — Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC) has received a grant in the amount of $1,054,674 from Lilly Endowment Inc. This funding through LEI’s Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis initiative will support Immigrant Welcome Center’s Building English Literacy and Learning Project. Click here to read the press release.