Serving Immigrants and Refugees since 1921

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is a non-profit organization that provides social, educational and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our strength lies in the diversity of our clients and services. Since NSC’s founding in 1921, our mission has been to help immigrants and refugees participate fully in American society.

Our Stories

Immigrant Photographic Exhibition

by Harvey Finkle

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Transformation: New Americans in Philadelphia A Photographic Exhibition

by Harvey Finkle

Free Library of Philadelphia (main branch)

Until February 15, 2015 in Conjunction with “One Book, One Phildelphia.”

“An historic, exciting transformation is occurring in this unique neighborhood, South Philadelphia, the original destiny for immigrants arriving in this city during the last decades of the 19th century and early 20th century. This diminishing population of descendents of European immigrants from over a century ago are being replaced today by immigrants from a variety of other countries, but bringing the same energy, values and hopes brought by their predecessors a century ago. As a Jewish community that some once estimated at a quarter million evaporated and the Italian community slowly shrinks, they are being replaced by Indochinese from Cambodian, Vietnam and Laos; by Indonesians of both Christian and Muslim faiths; by Mexicans and most recently by refugees from Nepal and Burma. … This is a unique historic moment. The issues of immigration are once more at the forefront of a national discussion. Immigration will continue to be a natural occurrence throughout a globalizing world, imposing the need for major political and policy decisions. Social movements have already blossomed. An organized, informed grass roots effort can influence and enable beneficial decisions. This work can offer some small contribution to the already existing local and national discussion.”

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Monthiamhuman1

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  To support this important initiative, we are collaborating with the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition (PATC) to host a variety of events during the month of January. See below for information. Please save the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline in your phone: 1-888-373-7888. We hope you are able to join us at these special events.

Monday, January 5th Friday, January 30th - WOMEN’S WAY will be sponsoring an in-kind donation drive to benefit local survivors of human trafficking.

Items can be donated in various ways:

●   New and gently used items can be dropped off at the WOMEN’S WAY office, 123 S. Broad St., Suite 1399, Phila, 19109 between 9AM - 6PM, Monday through Friday. WOMEN’S WAY will extend office hours until 7PM from January 26-30.

●   Items can be dropped off at State Representative Kevin Boyle’s main office located at 7420 Frankford Ave. Phila, 19136 between 9AM and 5PM Monday through Friday or purchased using our Amazon Wishlist and shipped to the WOMEN’S WAY office for delivery for those who can’t utilize the drop locations.

Sunday, January 25th - There will be a panel discussion on Human Trafficking at St. Vincents Catholic Church in Germantown. The event will run from 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st -

  • Enon Tabernacle Baptist Churchs Inaugural Shes My Sister Anti Human Trafficking Conference, Rising Up: A Christians Response to Human Trafficking.The conference will be held on January 30th and 31st at Enon Tabernacle - East (2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue).

    • On Friday, January 30th, beginning at 7:00pm, there will be a dramatic presentation of Lifeline written by Dr.Francesca Nuzzolese of Palmer Theological Seminary. This event is open to the public at no cost. Please invite those in your networks to attend. Donations will be accepted for the New Day Drop In Center.
    • On Saturday, the conference will begin at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm.

Additional events happening in the area: