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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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This toolkit provides promising practices to counter anti-refugee and anti-Muslim backlash and work towards a positive vision for our communities. These promising practices demonstrate how: building meaningful contact between diverse populations; positive communications strategies; and engaging civic and community leaders can help create a climate in which all people can thrive.

Is your community harnessing the potential of immigrant entrepreneurs to spur economic growth and job creation? This tool will introduce you to practical ways to leverage the opportunities that exist when you include immigrant entrepreneurs in local economic development strategies and programs.

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A key component of the Welcoming Framework is equitable access, including an equitable economy. This webinar features the National Equity Atlas, a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool for the community leaders and policymakers who are working to build a new economy that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous. Participants examine the economic indicators and getting a sense of how immigrants are faring in their communities.

The Welcoming Network’s membership program offers tools, resources, technical assistance, and a global network to help nonprofit and government partners transform communities into more welcoming places. Participating members connect with their peers to share good ideas and receive recognition for their efforts in local, national and global settings.

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This webinar will discuss the intersection of race and the Welcoming Framework. Participants will examine the importance of using a racial equity lens and learn strategies for applying this lens in their welcoming work.

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Community engagement is essential in the welcoming framework. This webinar will provide strategies and best practices for community engagement using an equity lens. Participants will distinguish between outreach and engagement and assess their community engagement efforts.

Creating a welcoming community for immigrants can help to create a more healthy community for everyone, and such efforts to create health equity ensure that immigrants and refugees can participate fully and belong. This webinar discusses the advancements in health equity over the past 10 years while examining the social determinants of health, addressing health disparities among immigrants and refugees, and highlighting the importance of using a health equity lens in welcoming work.

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As members of communities move forward to create welcoming spaces, the nation’s public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing. This webinar explores how schools are working to incorporate a Welcoming Framework to improve educational outcomes for their students. Attendees explore the needs of immigrant youth within schools and discuss a program aimed to end bullying among these youth in schools.

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Racial wealth inequality is a key driver for financial household insecurity among families of color. This webinar with Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) explores the facts and impacts of the expanding racial wealth divide for communities of color as well as implications for partnerships and program design. We looked at data from CFED’s Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Local Data Center, and select Racial Wealth Divide Data Profiles. We also discussed the findings from CFED and Institute for Policy Studies’ recent report on racial wealth inequality, The Ever-Growing Gap.

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Lobbying is not only legal – it’s an essential means for your organization to advance your mission! Whether it's fighting a ballot measure or passing pro-active legislation, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals.

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