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24 Jan 2010

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians named ‘Champion in Action’ for its employment and referral services for newly arrived immigrants

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January 24, 2010 Category: Local Posted by:

Four of the region’s foremost corporate organizations announced today that the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians is the latest nonprofit to be named a Champion in Action®.

 

The Welcoming Center received the Champion in Action recognition because of its mission of providing employment and referral services for newly arrived immigrants to Pennsylvania. As a Champion in Action, the Welcoming Center will receive a $25,000 grant, media coverage, and extensive promotional and volunteer support over the next three months.

 

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Champions in Action is an innovative program that provides various forms of support for small nonprofit organizations in recognition of their contributions to communities throughout the five-county Philadelphia area. Since the program’s inception in 2003, 24 Champions have been selected, including today’s announced recipient.

 

“Citizens Bank is pleased to join NBC 10, Greater Philadelphia Cares, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and Philly.com in naming the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians as our latest Champion in Action,” said Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, Citizens Bank President and CEO for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. “Although it’s a relative newcomer – founded in 2003 – the Welcoming Center already has made a big impact. The center has assisted more than 6,000 clients from more than 90 countries. These new citizens provide a boost to both our economy and the fabric of society.”

 

“As always, NBC 10 is proud to participate in the Champions in Action program,” said NBC 10 President and General Manager Dennis Bianchi. “Not only do programs like this enable us to demonstrate our community commitment, but it gives us the chance to both thank and promote local nonprofits, such as the Welcoming Center, that tirelessly perform necessary services under the radar. The Welcoming Center helps bolster our community by giving some of our newest residents the tools they need to succeed.”

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