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 will juxtapose the disparate experiences of South Korea and Germany with welcoming and integrating immigrants into the economy. Upon his return, 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.

Organization

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Title

President & CEO
  • peter gonzales

Program Year

2017

Program

United States Program

Country of Origin

United States

Destination Country

Germany;Korea