Welcoming America is a national, grassroots-driven collaborative that works to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. The ultimate goal of Welcoming America is to create a welcoming atmosphere – community by community – in which immigrants are more likely to integrate into the social fabric of their adopted hometowns.

Immigrant Welcome in the Nation’s Capital

(Image Credit: Office of Human Rights, District of Columbia) Welcoming America Joins City of DC to Celebrate 10 Years of Language Access and… read more

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LA Makes 30, Upcoming Events & More

Los Angeles Becomes the 30th Welcoming City Los Angeles is the latest city to join our Welcoming Cities and Counties initiative, joining… read more

LA Makes 30, Upcoming Events & More LA Makes 30, Upcoming Events & More

City of Clarkston, Georgia Positions Community for Civic and Economic Success with Signing of Welcoming City Resolution

Clarkston Becomes 29th City in Nation to Join Decatur, Georgia based Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities and Counties Initiative On… read more

City of Clarkston, Georgia Positions Community for Civic and Economic Success with Signing of Welcoming City Resolution City of Clarkston, Georgia Positions Community for Civic and Economic Success with Signing of Welcoming City Resolution

Kicking off five years of Welcoming America with the New York Times

They say "it takes a village," but here at Welcoming America, we believe it takes a network of villages. With communities across the U.S. stepping… read more

Kicking off five years of Welcoming America with the New York Times Kicking off five years of Welcoming America with the New York Times

Help us build a stronger, more inclusive America

In 2013, all across America, it was clearer than ever that immigrants are welcome and make our communities stronger.  Just ask the New York… read more

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At the National Immigrant Integration Conference, a Country Moves Forward – Community by Community

          With Thanksgiving around the corner, we could hardly imagine a more gratitude-inspiring moment… read more

At the National Immigrant Integration Conference, a Country Moves Forward – Community by Community At the National Immigrant Integration Conference, a Country Moves Forward – Community by Community

Immigrant Welcome in the Nation’s Capital

April 15th, 2014

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(Image Credit: Office of Human Rights, District of Columbia)

Welcoming America Joins City of DC to Celebrate 10 Years of Language Access and Immigrant Inclusion

A truly global city, Washington, DC and the metro region is one of the most significant immigration hubs in the country today. Metro DC has the seventh-largest immigrant concentration (21.5 percent foreign-born), and the District’s foreign-born population accounts for more than a third of its population growth since 2007.

Today, Mayor Gray, the Office of Human Rights, and community partners from throughout the region will celebrate the city’s efforts over the last decade to celebrate their immigrant community and ensure their inclusion and success through one of the nation’s most innovative and forward-looking language access policies. Read the rest of this entry »

LA Makes 30, Upcoming Events & More

April 1st, 2014

Los Angeles Becomes the 30th Welcoming City

Los Angeles is the latest city to join our Welcoming Cities and Counties initiative, joining a race to the top to attract and welcome immigrants. With over 39% of its population foreign-born, and a strong network of nonprofit partners like CHIRLA and others, Los Angeles is specially poised as a leader in immigrant welcome and has much to gain from embracing its immigrant population, as this article on the St. Louis Mosaic Project explains. The city is also in good company, as several localities have recently joined, including Clarkston, GAWashington, DCHamtramck, MI; and Iowa, City, IA. Read the rest of this entry »

City of Clarkston, Georgia Positions Community for Civic and Economic Success with Signing of Welcoming City Resolution

March 6th, 2014

Clarkston Becomes 29th City in Nation to Join Decatur, Georgia based Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities and Counties Initiative

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry  signs Welcoming resolution for the city.

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry signs Welcoming resolution for the city.

On March 4th,  2014, Mayor Ted Terry and members of the Clarkston City Council passed a Welcoming Resolution, committing the city to building a welcoming and neighborly community in which diverse residents, including immigrants, are welcome, accepted and integrated.
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Kicking off five years of Welcoming America with the New York Times

February 20th, 2014

They say “it takes a village,” but here at Welcoming America, we believe it takes a network of villages. With communities across the U.S. stepping up in exciting ways to celebrate and engage their newest residents, we believe nothing could be more powerful than a network that lifts up and connects these efforts to each other. As we celebrate five years of Welcoming America, we invite you to join us in this work and help spread the news about the extraordinary achievements happening across the country.

New York Times Showcases Momentum of Welcoming Movement

Yesterday, the New York Times featured Welcoming America and the Welcoming movement in a great article articulating the momentum of this idea and how we’re transforming the country from the bottom up. We invite you to read the article and share this exciting news with your network! Read the rest of this entry »