Welcoming Economies In The Rust Belt | Welcoming America

Welcoming Economies In The Rust Belt

The rust belt Welcoming Economies Global Network (WE Network), a program of Welcoming America in partnership with Global Detroit, is a regional network of more than twenty initiatives across the Rust Belt tapping into the economic development opportunities created by immigrants. The WE Network strengthens the work, maximizes the impact, and sustains the efforts of these inclusive economic development initiatives.

Membership value

Members benefit from peer-to-peer learning, access to technical assistance, and other capacity building resources.

Who can join?

Welcoming America invites governments and local nonprofits that welcome, retain, and empower immigrant communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to apply.

Organizations can join the regional rust belt WE Network at one level and the global Welcoming Network at another. For example, at the premium dues rate, an organization can be a Welcoming Network premium member and a WE Network core member. WE Network membership is available at the general and core level only.

General Membership Eligibility & Commitments

  • Open local nonprofits and local governments that welcome, retain, and empower immigrant communities in the 10-state rust belt region
  • Embrace WE Network values
  • Participate in peer learning opportunities such as conferences, webinars, workshops, etc.
  • Complies with Welcoming Network membership eligibility and commitments
  • Pay dues to support the Welcoming Network and WE Network

Core Membership Eligibility & Commitments

  • Open to local nonprofits and local governments that lead two or more inclusive economic development programs in the 10-state rust belt region
  • General member commitments above, plus:
  • Share information with the network via the Member Forum
  • Respond to staff survey & info requests

 

 

 

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