Somerville celebrates 30 years as a sanctuary city - The Boston Globe

Wade Chery, 15, rubbed his hands together for warmth as he stood with Wilson Sadowski, his 22-year-old mentor through the Enroot Education program.

Chery, who came to the area from Haiti in May, had attended Somerville High School and has since moved to Dorchester. He said his favorite aspect of the school was its Welcome Center.

“Everyone wants to help you,” said Chery. “If you don’t speak English, they give you a translator.”

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