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.

Welcoming Cities & Counties Reaches 50 Members

  The immigrant welcoming movement has hit a major milestone: Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities and Counties program has reached… read more

Welcoming Cities & Counties Reaches 50 Members Welcoming Cities & Counties Reaches 50 Members

We’re Hiring!

We are excited to share that our staff will be growing! Below are descriptions of five positions we are seeking to hire. We encourage you to… read more

We’re Hiring! We're Hiring!

The World Economic Forum Names David Lubell a 2015 Young Global Leader

We are excited to announce that Welcoming America founder and Executive Director David Lubell has been chosen as a 2015 Young Global Leader by… read more

The World Economic Forum Names David Lubell a 2015 Young Global Leader The World Economic Forum Names David Lubell a 2015 Young Global Leader

Welcoming Cities & Counties Reaches 50 Members

March 31st, 2015

50 Cities and Counties Map

 

The immigrant welcoming movement has hit a major milestone: Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities and Counties program has reached 50 members with the recent addition of the City of Decatur, Georgia. In under two years, the Welcoming Cities and Counties program has grown from 18 members to 50 members, more than doubling the number of municipalities dedicated to welcoming immigrants. “The pace of enrollment continues to pick up; 50 cities and counties is really just the tip of the iceberg. It won’t be too long before all localities will feel they are falling behind if they don’t move in this direction,” Lubell said. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re Hiring!

March 27th, 2015

We are excited to share that our staff will be growing! Below are descriptions of five positions we are seeking to hire. We encourage you to apply to any positions that interest you and to share this announcement with your network.

You can see the full list of open positions on our jobs page.

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The World Economic Forum Names David Lubell a 2015 Young Global Leader

March 17th, 2015

WEF

We are excited to announce that Welcoming America founder and Executive Director David Lubell has been chosen as a 2015 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He has been selected from thousands of leaders for this prestigious program.

The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community made up of the world’s most outstanding next-generation of leaders who have dedicated their time and talent to helping make the world a better place. Leaders hail from around the world and from all sectors of society including private, public, and civil society. Read the rest of this entry »

WA Updates: Administrative Relief Resources, Welcoming Refugees Communications Contest, and More

February 11th, 2015

Administrative Relief Resources

We encourage cities preparing for administrative relief to check out our recently released Administrative Relief Toolkit and to attend our flash webinar series on the topic. Register here for the Administrative Relief: Actions for Local Governments webinar.

Flash Webinar Series on Administrative Relief

This four-part webinar series will explore how communities are coming together to prepare for and implement administrative relief. Join us to learn from experts in the field and share promising approaches.

Webinar – Administrative Relief: Actions for Local Government

Thurs., Feb. 12 @ 1-1:30pm EST This webinar will cover the implications of administrative relief for local governments and their partners and steps to facilitate local implementation, as well as a discussion on current efforts to make the most of DACA expansion. Register here.

Webinar – Nonprofits on the Frontlines of Administrative Relief

Thurs., Feb. 26 @ 1-1:30pm EST This webinar will cover how nonprofits are rising to the challenges and opportunities of administrative relief. Register here.

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