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Resource Library

We are here to help you create more inclusive communities, and the following public resources have been designed to help you spark and grow welcoming efforts in your community. 

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Welcoming Webinar

Learn how to include refugees in your community's economic development opportunities - from creating inclusive training to culturally competent lending programs. You'll come away from the webinar with two promising practices to emulate and beginning steps to weaving economic development into your everyday work.

Welcoming Webinar

Whether this is your first time hosting or you're a Welcoming Week veteran, join us to explore new ideas for events, new tools, and best practices for hosting. We will also share highlights from last year and plans for this September.

In this webinar, you will gain a basic understanding of the skills gap issue and the opportunities international talent presents. You will learn how to access existing resources for highly-skilled immigrants and take away practical tips that can be implemented locally in the short-term.

This message toolkit is designed to help people working with and on behalf of recent refugees to deliver strong messages that will encourage community leaders and policy makers to take action to support refugees in their area. 

With this rapid expansion of institutions for immigrant integration, there is a demand for a better understanding of how these institutions can most effectively facilitate receiving and integrating immigrants and ultimately maximize their economic and civic contributions. This report strives to meet that demand by examining the origins, functions and goals of existing Offices and highlighting the best practices and strategies of successful initiatives. The timing of the immigrant integration movement merits a thorough investigation of these Offices, and the limited existing research on the topic makes our study all the more necessary.

This toolkit was created to be a communications resource for those working in the field of immigration and immigrant integration. It provides practical messaging tools and strategies that address people’s fears, anxieties, and prejudices head on. In that way, the messages in the toolkit are particularly designed to talk to those whose minds are not yet made up about immigration and the changes they may be seeing in their community.

The world is on the move, bringing diverse people to U.S. communities. Global migration provides an opportunity for local communities to welcome new talent and recognize the importance of an inclusive and dynamic approach. Forward-thinking communities reflect upon what these changes mean locally and how to foster a community climate in which all are welcome and can contribute to their fullest potential.

Today, a growing movement of cities and municipalities in the United States and Europe are recognizing the economic and social benefits of becoming welcoming communities and fostering a welcoming culture. This paper by Welcoming America and the German Marshall Fund explored the emerging field of work in 2012. 

This report by Michael Jones Correa of the Center for American progress explores local integration challenges and the imperative for proactively bridging the gaps between native and newcomer.

Conducted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Research Center, this survey of community and business leaders around the economic benefits of immigrant welcome to Nashville concluded that “Nashville’s efforts to welcome and incorporate a vibrant, growing immigrant population has helped create tangible economic gains across the city and across sectors.”

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