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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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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.

Welcoming Webinar

Legacy cities across the Midwest are looking to immigrants and refugees as catalysts for energizing urban neighborhoods that have lost population and seen disinvestment. Hear from RISE in St. Louis as they tackle their second affordable housing project initiated, in part, to connect with immigrants and refugees as potential tenants, as well as from Global Detroit in its efforts to facilitate immigrant purchase, rehab, and occupancy of vacant housing from the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

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.

Welcoming Webinar

This webinar will help participants learn more about the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) and how municipalities in partnership with local CBOs can use community-based address canvassing to improve the local address list and improve the undercount of immigrants. More information about the role municipalities can play in LUCA prior to the call can be found here.

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Welcoming America is partnering with Civity to offer training and coaching assistance to selected communities interested in deepening work to foster connections across difference. Selected communities will receive tailored trainings and follow-up support from Civity to improve intentional relationship-building skills and to create and grow opportunities for connection and relationship-building across difference, including difference between newer immigrants and refugees and longer-
term residents. This opportunity is open to Welcoming Network members across the United States.

Here's a draft press release template in case you need something to help get you started!

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. 

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