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A primary goal of Welcoming America is to support the many diverse communities and partners who are leading efforts to make their communities more vibrant places for all.  This post originally appeared at National Skills Coalition, authored by Amanda Bergson-Shilocock As Welcoming Week (September 14-23) prepares to kick off, with hundreds of events scheduled around the ...

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The Power of Volunteering in Welcoming Communities

Vanja Pantic Oflazoglu | September 25, 2018

*Original publication in the September 2018 edition of SLOGOPIS   As global migration continues to rise and migration policies become more restrictive, an unprecedented number of ordinary heroes have started supporting migrants in communities around the world. In 2017, Church World Service, a refugee resettlement organization, reported that its volunteer base had quadrupled. Welcoming communities around the world have seen a similar ...

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  We are wrapping up Welcoming Week in a time of extremes -- both the harmful rhetoric that isolates us and hampers our potential as a thriving, inclusive society, and the immense enthusiasm and support for affirming our American values. This is especially true as the Department of Homeland Security considers a rule change that would penalize new Americans for ...

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It’s a time of immense challenges for the communities we serve, many of whom are living in fear. We are becoming polarized, and many Americans have been uprooted by the sense that they no longer belong. At the same time, many people are standing up for their neighbors and affirming that our country is a place for everyone. New ...

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