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.

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NSC in the News!

The Philadelphia Partnership for Resilience and BuildaBridge International’s mural project working with Bhutanese elders is nearly complete! The elders are putting the finishing touches on an extraordinary mural depicting their migration from Bhutan to refugee camps in Nepal to their journey to America. Juliane Ramic, NSC’s Director of Social Services, said the mural gives a voice to the refugees.

“We get to take them back in time and say, ‘Your life was stalled for 20 years,’ ” Ramic said. “You’ve had to give up everything that you’ve known. You’re having to start over again. Let’s go back, and tell us about the richness of your beginnings, and tell us your story, and your history.”

To view the mural and learn more about this project, please click here!