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Berkeley, CA - For 12 hours, refugees, designers, developers, and engineers sat in a conference room at University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. There was no grading, no instructor, and no payment. Instead, these volunteers were motivated by the knowledge that technology can change and improve the lives of refugees in the U.S. The Re:Source Hackathon was ...

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The Welcoming Economies Convening's unique focus will be to show the economics of immigration - highlighting the value of New American contributions to U.S. economy - as well as to advance innovations in immigrant integration, urban revitalization, and economic development, drawing on lessons of Rust Belt communities.   Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Ali Noorani, author of There Goes ...

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Dayton, Ohio...Welcoming America is pleased to congratulate Dayton, Ohio, for achieving the status of Certified Welcoming, the first city in the United States to earn the merit. Dayton announced the achievement at a City Commission meeting today. “We are proud of the recognition Dayton has earned as being the first Certified Welcoming city in the country. This recognition affirms ...

6th annual celebration features more than 700 events in communities large and small, rural and urban, that are building inclusive, welcoming places for immigrants and refugees.  Against a backdrop of divisive national rhetoric and policy making, hundreds of communities are showing they value a different path forward by participating in Welcoming Week Sept. 15-24. Events include community potlucks, soccer tournaments, ...

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