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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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Context on Welcoming America’s work bringing immigrants and long-time residents into direct, facilitated contact. 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.

Background on the Welcoming approach of reversing negative images of immigrants by using strategic communications. 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.

An overview of how to bring together community members to address misunderstandings and stereotypes. 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.

Welcoming Webinar

This webinar will helped audience members learn more about the WE Global Network and its collaborative approach, the work of select members who are already seeing the result of efforts to connect economic development and global talent, and resources that are available for others interested in the intersection of economic development and immigrant inclusion.

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.

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.

Welcoming Webinar

Creating greater community understanding and support for refugees means that the receiving community needs to hear and learn from refugees themselves. However, many in the field continue to struggle to involve refugees in meaningful ways that truly empower them. During this webinar, we learned from the successful approaches ethnic based community organizations, community organizers, and refugee resettlement agencies are using to help refugees become civically engaged with the community.

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.

Welcoming Webinar

Leaders from the local government, business, and nonprofit sectors help set the tone for refugee reception. Finding ways to engage them as key champions for your work helps strengthen program credibility, secure additional resources, and attract a broader base of support for refugees.

Welcoming Webinar

Welcoming America is proud to partner with Immigrant Nation, a new interactive documentary film series and online storytelling hub. This first-of-its-kind multimedia project is designed to capture, share, and spread personal migration stories between receiving communities and recent immigrants. In this webinar you will learn how to bring the Immigrant Nation storytelling tools to your community for Welcoming Week.

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