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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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Welcoming Webinar

In this webinar, we released our new toolkit, Stand Together: Messaging About Muslims and Refugees in Challenging Times. This webinar highlights key areas of the guide and answer your questions about positive communications and engaging your community.

Welcoming Webinar

Learn about communications tips, resources, and best practices to help you get the word out about your Welcoming Week event and uplift our shared key messages about inclusion for all. We also feature a Welcoming Week host who shares how they market their events.

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. Our white paper provides recommendations to help communities pursue a combined health equity and immigrant inclusion agenda. 

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.

Kick off your event planning with sample activities, check lists, a sample press release, and more.

It’s a time of immense challenges for the communities we serve, many of whom are living in fear. We are becoming polarized, and many Americans have been uprooted by the sense that they no longer belong. The values we stand for and the people we serve face grave threats. At the same time, many people are standing up for their neighbors and affirming that our country is a place for everyone, weaving together new and longtime residents so that we can all be part of the fabric of our shared future. 

The "I'm a Welcomer" sign in the Slovenian language. 

Our multilingual Welcoming Week Postcards are a fun and easy way to show community support for everyone, including immigrants and refugees, and lift up our shared values.

For individuals looking to encourage their community to declare their intent to be an inclusive place for all, including immigrants and refugees, a symbolic welcoming proclamation is a great place to start.

Consider forming a group that's not only diverse in background but also in the role they play in your community, long-term residents, newcomers, business and civic leaders, and educators, to stand behind an affirmation of values. It's important that a welcoming statement be non-partisan and inclusive of all, including immigrants and U.S.-born community members.