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NSC Announces 2019 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 Lawyer Heads to U.S.-Mexico Border to Lend Legal Support relating to the Caravan

Steven Larin, NSC's Senior Director of Legal Services & Immigration Policy, is spending a week at the Tijuana U.S.-Mexican Border to lend legal support to migrants relating to the caravan. Please stay tuned for live...

Help NSC Stay Strong and Double Your Impact!

Help NSC Stay Strong and Double Your Impact!

Dear Friend,

My name is Don Denton, and I have been a volunteer teacher at Nationalities Service Center (NSC) for the past year. During this time, I have watched as the agency and those they serve...

Immigration News

What Immigration Means to the United States

Immigrants are entrepreneurs, consumers and taxpayers. They contribute to our country’s economic growth and create jobs. They are business leaders, artists, lawyers, and even our favorite corner shop owners. Nearly 1 in 5 Philadelphians in the labor force in 2016 was an immigrant according...

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Call to Action: Proposed Public Charge Rule

Proposed Public Charge Rule

On September 22, 2018, the Trump Administration announced a proposed rule that would make changes to “public charge”...

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You Made it Possible!

Thank you for your generous support during our matching gift challenge for NSC’s Fund for Immigrant justice. We surpassed our goal of $10,000 and the Austelle Foundation will be maximizing your impact by matching your donation amount up to $10,000. With your support and the Austelle...

Press Coverage

Press Conference Coverage

The Nationalities Service Center, NSC was joined by HIAS Pennsylvania and Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, September 6th for a press conference to discuss the administration's plan to dismantle the Refugee Resettlement Program. Current and former...

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Call to Action: #Welcome75k Refugees!

The Administration just announced that they will only allow up to 30,000 refugees in the coming year. As friends of refugees, we know the challenges newcomers face are greater than ever. It is time to...

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NSC Board Chair Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

NSC is delighted to share that Alicia Karr, NSC's Board Chair, was named a recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2018 Minority Business Leader Award. You can read more about Alicia and her work below.

Congratulations, Alicia!...

Press Coverage

Immigrant advocates fear U.S. will no longer be a beacon for refugees

"The fear among immigration advocates is not only that thousands of refugees could remain stuck in overseas camps. Or that staffers at resettlement agencies in Philadelphia and elsewhere could be laid off or reassigned.

They're afraid that the United States' historic mission...