November 26th, 2013
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we could hardly imagine a more gratitude-inspiring moment than the gathering of hundreds of individuals from across the country who are working to extend a welcome to immigrants in their communities. It’s no easy task to pull off such a successful event bringing together leaders from the immigrant integration sector, and we tip our welcoming hats to the amazing team at the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA).
If you weren’t able to join us this year in Miami, here are just a few highlights: Read the rest of this entry »
October 29th, 2013
On October 22nd, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced before a group of civic and business leaders the City of Atlanta’s commitment to join Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities and Counties Initiative, becoming the 22nd local government to join the initiative.
As part of the initiative, the City of Atlanta will work to identify opportunities to engage Atlanta’s global immigrant communities and further immigrants’ role in building the local economy. The announcement was made at an immigration luncheon sponsored by Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Welcoming America, and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »
October 9th, 2013
This past National Welcoming Week – from small towns in Colorado and Idaho to large cities such as Birmingham, AL and Austin, TX – the message was loud and clear: immigrants make our communities stronger.
Thank you for being a part of celebrating immigrants during National Welcoming Week! Together, we organized about 150 events attracting over 6,000 participants, drawing recognition from the White House. Multiple local community leaders also highlighted immigrant contributions, and cities jumped into the race to attract immigrants. From mayors to museums, business owners to neighbors, diverse participants across the country participated in inspiring programs: Read the rest of this entry »
September 18th, 2013
Immigrants Want to Contribute; White House Recognizes Leaders Who are Helping their Communities Seize that Potential During National Welcoming Week
As the debate in Washington on immigration moves forward, local community leaders across the country are recognizing that immigrants make us stronger and are working in their communities to create welcoming climates that harness the economic and social potential that newcomers bring.
This Thursday, September 19th, the White House will recognize ten individuals and their innovative efforts to lift up newcomer contributions and involve the whole community in supporting successful immigrant integration. Ten Welcoming America Champions of Change will be honored in an event that will be streamed live starting at 1pm EST at www.whitehouse.gov/live. Read the rest of this entry »