New American Welcome Center

The New American Welcome Center helps immigrants fully integrate into American society and prepares receiving communities around the First Coast to be welcoming and inclusive.

Located at the duPont Family YMCA Youth Development Campus, we are actively engaging local institutions and mobilizing community resources to help make our community a place where newcomers and immigrants can thrive and flourish.

The Y has a long history of welcoming and engaging immigrants – from launching the nation’s first English as a Second Language class in 1856 to providing aid to thousands of new arrivals at Ellis and Angel Islands in the early 1900s.

We believed then as we do now, that offering our newest neighbors the support and care to thrive creates
stronger, more connected communities for all.


Read More in the Florida Times-Union