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The Welcoming Economies Global Network is a program of Welcoming America and Global Detroit. The Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network is comprised of more than twenty regional economic development initiatives from across the Midwest working to tap into the economic development opportunities created by immigrants. Denise Williams found her courage negotiating with CEOs at the age of fourteen while ...

Executive Action undermines our nation’s core values

Keiron Bone Dormegnie | January 20, 2017

Our shared prosperity relies on the innovation and creativity of people who come from all over the world, all walks of life, and all faiths and cultural traditions. Providing protection to those seeking safety from violence and persecution is one of our nation’s proudest and longest standing traditions. It represents who we are as a people. Welcoming America strongly ...

Welcoming in a New Era

David Lubell | January 19, 2017

Photo by Rick Obst licensed under CC BY 2.0

During this time of great uncertainty and fear for so many, all of us at Welcoming America stand shoulder to shoulder with you in our belief that welcoming must be an essential part of our collective future. Making sure all Americans – including immigrants – are able to participate fully in our communities will lead to greater prosperity for everyone; and ...

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    Stay-at-home mom Becca Clary found common ground with Sudanese refugee Fatima Bakhit through a cultural exchange program at Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Not only has Becca helped Fatima feel welcome in her new home and learn English, she also has gained a friend.  Building a nation of neighbors starts right where you are: in your community, and there ...

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