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NSC Announces 2020 Honorees to be Celebrated at Global Tastes

Global Tastes is a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse communities through food! Started in 2007, Global Tastes is Nationalities Service Center’s most important fundraiser of the year and is the only fundraising event and food competition in Philadelphia featuring global cuisine....

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NSC's Brenda Nogales receives 2019 Governor's Victim Service Pathfinder Award

Congratulations to Brenda Nogales, NSC's Senior Manager of the Immigrant Survivor Services Program, for receiving the 2019 Governor's Victim Service Pathfinder Award . This award is the most prestigious award Pennsylvania gives to a victim service professional who has contributed unique...

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Comcast Announces Grand Opening of NSC's Digital Literacy Lab

Nationalities Service Center would like to thank Comcast for announcing the opening of NSC's new digital literacy lab on Tuesday, December 3rd. The lab was funded by a Comcast Foundation grant and will become part of the...

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NSC's 15th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration Featured

For the 15th consecutive year, NSC joined forces with our generous sponsor, The Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research...

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ECFMG/FAIMER Sponsors NSC’s Thanksgiving Celebration


NSC is excited to share that the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) are sponsoring the 15th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration! Employees from ECFMG/FAIMER, NSC staff...

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NSC's New Partnership with Penn Dental Medicine

"As part of the survivors of torture clinic, the school (Penn Dental Medicine) has partnered with Nationalities Service Center, an organization that helps connect immigrants and refugees with a variety of support, including legal and medical assistance. NSC, working closely with Penn Dental...

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WHYY: As Trump slashes refugee arrivals, a look at who has been resettling in PA.

"The U.S. refugee resettlement program is not just about saving lives — it’s also strategic foreign policy.

In Iraq and Afghanistan, local allies and employees of the U.S. government, military or its contractors are promised refuge in the United States if their job puts...

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Staff Highlight: Agnieszka Grochowska of Bridge to Wellness

In order to highlight the vital work, energy, and perspective that our staff bring to NSC, communications staff interviewed current staff members to showcase various programs . Read below for a Q and A with Agnieszka Grochowska, an attorney serving immigrant victims' of crime through NSC...

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Introducing: Country Primers

Country Primers on Disabilities A Resource for Providers Working with Refugees and Immigrants with Disabilities

This resource highlights country background and resources for refugee and immigrants with disabilities in their country of origin. Specific to the countries of Afghanistan, Bhutan,...

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NSC Launches New Strategic Plan

With the FY16-19 plan, the agency achieved exciting milestones and outcomes. With collaborating partners, NSC established the Fund for Immigrant Justice–affording pro-bono legal services with immigrant who face financial barriers in the Greater Philadelphia. NSC also...