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Making Inclusion a Social Norm in America

Rachel Peric | December 6, 2019

By: Julie Gehrki, Vice President and COO, Walmart Foundation and  Rachel Peric, Executive Director, Welcoming America Inclusion builds stronger communities, that’s why the Walmart Foundation is providing Welcoming America with a $1 million grant to accelerate work led by communities across the country to promote belonging and inclusion. Communities work best when everyone who lives in them can belong ...

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By Malka Kopell Click here for full article.    Earlier this fall, in partnership with Welcoming America, we offered our services to four of their Welcoming Communities following an RFP process. We have now started seeding civity in San Jose, CA; Champaign-Urbana, IL; Salt Lake County, UT; and Pittsburgh, PA! One of the most exciting things about these new ...

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Welcoming America Goes To The NIIC

Timothy Walden | November 6, 2019

On an unusually warm day in October, four Welcoming America staff traveled from their respective offices in DC, Atlanta, and Denver to Detroit for the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC.) The NIIC is the largest national conference centered on immigrant integration and like the Welcoming Interactive, it moves locations each year. Each staffer had a different role at the conference ...

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Supporting thriving inclusive communities

Timothy Walden | November 5, 2019

Hon Iain Lees-Galloway Minister of Immigration 4 Ocotber 2019       PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Supporting thriving inclusive communities   Creating thriving regions and inclusive local communities is the aim of the Welcoming Communities programme being rolled out across the country, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway today.   A successful pilot of the scheme ran over the ...

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