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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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This toolkit is a set of activities that can be done in an ESOL/ABE classroom and with the broader community to help foster dialogue among individuals, share ideas across cultures, find commonalities, and create spaces for building lasting connections. In celebration of Welcoming Week, the toolkit supports interaction among immigrant adults and various other groups (local residents, health care providers, library patrons, parents, employers).

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Welcoming Webinar

In this webinar, Welcoming America unveiled a brand new toolkit entitled Reframing Refugees: Messaging Toolkit. Guest speakers discussed ways to use messaging and events to promote the positive contributions of refugees to their communities.

Welcoming Webinar

Welcoming America is pleased to be partnering with the Center for Applied Linguistics on the webinar Promoting a Culture of Welcome for Refugees in Schools: Approaches and Opportunities to begin exploring how schools can promote a culture of welcome and models that work. Together webinar participants will identify components of a welcoming school, learn from promising examples from the field, and share their own questions and successes.

Welcoming Webinar

This interactive webinar focuses on finding the best ways to frame your messaging around refugees for all of the different audiences in your community.

We are deeply inspired by the growing number of leaders and everyday Americans uniting to make their communities welcoming ones for unaccompanied children. The following resources provide background and tools to help you and your community act on your compassion for children in need.

This brief guide breaks down the Federal Integration Action Plan and the welcoming-related recommendations in it.

In November of 2014, the President established the White House Task Force on New Americans — a government-wide effort tasked with better integrating immigrants and refugees into American communities in three key areas: civically, economically, and linguistically. Read more about the Plan and our analysis of the welcoming-related recommendations it includes.

Conducted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Research Center, this survey of community and business leaders around the economic benefits of immigrant welcome to Nashville concluded that “Nashville’s efforts to welcome and incorporate a vibrant, growing immigrant population has helped create tangible economic gains across the city and across sectors.”

This report by Michael Jones Correa of the Center for American progress explores local integration challenges and the imperative for proactively bridging the gaps between native and newcomer.

Today, a growing movement of cities and municipalities in the United States and Europe are recognizing the economic and social benefits of becoming welcoming communities and fostering a welcoming culture. This paper by Welcoming America and the German Marshall Fund explored the emerging field of work in 2012. 

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