Peter Gonzales leads a private, nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the integration and economic advancement of immigrants through education, training, employment and entrepreneurship. Under his leadership, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians was designated by the White House as a partner organization in the national Building Welcoming Communities Campaign to inspire local communities to engage in immigrant integration efforts. On fellowship, Gonzales juxtaposed the disparate experiences of South Korea and Germany with welcoming and integrating immigrants into the economy. Through his learnings, he hopes to expand a hub in Philadelphia dedicated to connecting those in global entrepreneurship and foreign direct investment ecosystems to learn best practices, share ideas and inspire new solutions.


Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians


President & CEO

Areas of Interest

Entrepreneurship, Immigration
  • peter gonzales

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United States Program

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United States

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