Join Us for Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week 2017 is Sept. 15-24

Welcoming Week

Connecting neighbors, serving communities

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Show the World You Welcome

Now more than ever, we need to stand up for immigrants and refugees.  Show the world that you welcome by joining the Welcomer campaign.

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Host an Event

Host a festival, volunteer project, shared dinner, or any event that encourages connectivity and dialogue. Welcoming America will give you the tools you need to make it a success.

What You'll Get After Signing Up

  • National, searchable event listing
  • Planning webinars and toolkits
  • Discounted merchandise
  • Promotional support 
  • Branded marketing materials

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Welcoming Week Map

For a more detailed list of events in your area, use the list and filter options below the map.

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Sep 20 2017 (All day)
Portland, Maine

Hosted by Catholic Charities - Maine Refugee & Immigration Services  for City of Portland staff, this dynamic workshop helps staff understand the path of a refugee, and invites them to walk a moment in their shoes. Why are refugees in Maine? What sort of help do they get?

Sep 18 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Portland, Maine

City of Portland employees are invited to prepare and share a culturally-significant dish at a potluck-style meal.  Attendees are asked to bring a dish that represents their culture – however they define your culture – to a staff potluck on September 18, 2017.  At this celebration, they'll be inv

Sep 15 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Portland, Maine

At the naturalization ceremony, the USCIS will administer the Oath of Allegiance in the final step of the participants' journey to become U.S. citizens. Participants will individually receive their Certificate of Naturalization after taking this Oath of Allegiance.


Sep 21 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Greenville, South Carolina

New to the Upstate? Want to meet new people? Interested in engaging with people from all over the world?

Sep 16 2017 (All day)
Centerton, Arkansas

Several cities in Northwest Arkansas will recognize Sept. 15-24, 2017 as Welcoming Week by reading proclamations at various locations. 


Our Partners

  • 8 Borders 8 Days
  • Center for American Progress
  • Define American
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • New American Economy
  • Welcome Blanket
  • YMCA