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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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Welcoming Webinar

Join Welcoming America, Active Voice, and Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services to learn about the new ONWARD Project. ONWARD is a story and data project to help faith-based leaders engage their communities around one of the most pressing issues today. In this webinar, you will learn about all the films, stories, and resources ONWARD has to offer and how you can integrate them into your work.

While Shelbyville is, in many ways, a typical southern town, it is also unique. Several of the residents appearing in the documentary and on this website are active participants of the Welcoming Tennessee Initiative, a statewide effort to help improve relations between long-term residents and immigrant newcomers. 

An introduction to the Welcoming model and how it relates to the community of Shelbyville. 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 the Welcoming model approaches local leadership development. This clip is featured in “Building a Nation of Neighbors,” a 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.

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.

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