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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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This message toolkit is designed to help people working with and on behalf of recent refugees to deliver strong messages that will encourage community leaders and policy makers to take action to support refugees in their area. 

In this webinar, you will gain a basic understanding of the skills gap issue and the opportunities international talent presents. You will learn how to access existing resources for highly-skilled immigrants and take away practical tips that can be implemented locally in the short-term.

This storybook features the stories of 11 immigrant entrepreneurs in the Rust Belt.

Produced by the WE Global Network.

This guide showcases the role immigrants play in economic growth, job creation, and prosperity for their community. Chapters contain best practices, strategies, and models that can inform those working in the fields of economic development and immigrant integration.

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.

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