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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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An overview of how the Welcoming model approaches local leadership development. This clip is featured in “Building a Nation of Neighbors,” a video module for bridge-building between newcomers and long time residents, adapted from the documentary Welcome to Shelbyville directed and produced by Kim A. Snyder.

An introduction to the Welcoming model and how it relates to the community of Shelbyville. This clip is featured in “Building a Nation of Neighbors,” a Shelbyville Multimedia video module for bridge-building between newcomers and long time residents, adapted from the documentary Welcome to Shelbyville directed and produced by Kim A. Snyder.

The Welcome Dayton Plan is a consensus of the goals and recommendations of over one hundred individuals and representatives of a wide array of immigrant, public, and private groups who voluntarily came together to discuss how to engage Dayton's new residents in revitalizing neighborhoods and how to work together to help Dayton become a center for world commerce. The plan was developed based on recommendations from four sub-committees covering business and economic development, local government and the justice system, social and health services, and community, culture, arts and education.

A collection of state and local public policies in the Rust Belt that furthers efforts to pursue immigrant economic development strategies. These initiatives often include a number of programs that facilitate immigrant entrepreneurship, talent inclusion, welcoming work, and other elements.

Produced by the WE Global Network.

This storybook features the stories of 11 immigrant entrepreneurs in the Rust Belt.

Produced by the WE Global Network.

This tool is intended to help advocates for immigrant integration communicate how welcoming our immigrant neighbors can be a force for economic growth.

This tool provides an overview of strategies to engage the broader community in an immigrant integration context and offers numerous examples of projects throughout the country.

This toolkit is a set of activities that can be done in an ESOL/ABE classroom and with the broader community to help foster dialogue among individuals, share ideas across cultures, find commonalities, and create spaces for building lasting connections. In celebration of Welcoming Week, the toolkit supports interaction among immigrant adults and various other groups (local residents, health care providers, library patrons, parents, employers).

Activity Materials [docx]

Find practical tools for planning your Welcoming Week event including helping you decide what type of event to host to how to get local media to cover it.

This guide showcases the role immigrants play in economic growth, job creation, and prosperity for their community. Chapters contain best practices, strategies, and models that can inform those working in the fields of economic development and immigrant integration.

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