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Member Spotlight: How Charlotte, NC makes emergency response more inclusive for all

Welcoming America | April 28, 2020

Local students from ourBRIDGE for Kids perform a traditional Bhutanese dance at Welcoming Week 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Photo credit: Emily Yaffe.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sharing the stories and experiences of the Welcoming Network in responding to the crisis in their communities as well as the challenges facing immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations. This week, we hear from Emily Yaffe and Federico Rios of the Office of Equity, Mobility and Immigrant Integration of the City of Charlotte in ...

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Yesterday, the President announced that he would temporarily suspend specific types of immigration to the United States through an executive order. Although the details of the order are less sweeping than the original announcement on Twitter, it remains consistent with the Administration’s policy of shifting blame rather than focusing on solutions. This executive order, if implemented, is at best ...

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The Welcoming Network is composed of more than 200 local governments and local nonprofit organizations working to make their communities welcoming and inclusive places for all. In this Q&A, Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America, shares her observations on how the network is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in their communities. What are a few strategies for ...

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Member Spotlight: How a YMCA in Illinois is keeping community during COVID-19

Welcoming America | April 16, 2020

University YMCA staff during Welcome Week 2019

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sharing the stories and experiences of the Welcoming Network in responding to the crisis in their communities as well as the challenges facing immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations. This week, we hear from Gloria Yen, Director of the New American Welcome Center at University YMCA in Champaign, IL. COVID-19 has disrupted daily life all over the ...

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