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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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Though cities and towns across the nation are making impressive strides towards becoming beacons of inclusion and welcoming, disturbing forces of bigotry and hate are a reality that local leaders must contend with. In this webinar, we’ll learn about key trends in hate speech and crimes, new and promising efforts that are coming together at the local and national levels to combat them, and recommendations for welcoming communities to take for developing a proactive approach.

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.

Building Cohesive Communities in an Era of Migration and Change is an update to the 2011 Receiving Communities Toolkit and explores the nature of today’s challenge, strategies to address divides, and recommendations for bringing social cohesion work to scale.

We Belong Here: An initiative for immigrant and community engagement

The Promoting Refugee and Community Wellness guide, a publication exploring the connections between wellness and welcoming communities. Created in partnership by the National Partnership for Community Training and Welcoming America, the webinar will focus on how those from diverse sectors – such as academics, employers, health providers, and neighbors - can create a vibrant ecosystem that supports refugee and community wellness.

This how-to guide explores lessons learned from promising models for contact building from across the United States, and delves deeper into a series of activities that the nonprofit Welcoming Michigan conducted in Macomb County, Michigan. By focusing on one example in particular, readers are able to learn step-by-step how to plan, implement, and follow-up on a contact building event.  

This tool profiles four rural initiatives that are successfully bringing together receiving community residents and refugees and demonstrating what is possible when all residents are connected, supported, and involved.

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