Immigration: How Philadelphia’s Public Libraries Can Benefit Foreign Born Residents

Immigration: How Philadelphia’s Public Libraries Can Benefit Foreign Born Residents

Philadelphia has had a long history when it comes to libraries. Benjamin Franklin started the country’s first library, The Library Company, which remains open today, 287 years later. Today, the Free Library of Philadelphia finds itself in a unique position. While most public libraries are operated by local governments, FLP is managed by an independent […]

 

Immigration: 10 Basic Terms to Know

Immigration: 10 Basic Terms to Know

Immigration has long been a topic that sparks nationwide discussion. Today, buzzwords like “undocumented” and “refugee” dominate conversations around this topic. Often, the government has very specific definitions of various and words and terms. Ironically, for one of the more controversial words often heard, there is no official or agreed upon definfition. Below you will […]

 

Latinx: Julia Rivera And Congreso Focus Mission For Latin Americans In Philadelphia

Latinx: Julia Rivera And Congreso Focus Mission For Latin Americans In Philadelphia

The nonprofit Congreso de Latinos Unidos serves Philadelphia’s Latino population and offers more than 50 programs, like health insurance education and enrollment sessions, support for seniors living independently and work readiness. Congreso doesn’t have any services specifically focused on immigrants, but its website notes an increase in Latin American immigrants in the city and the population it […]