Join us for Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is Sept. 16-25

Welcoming Week

Connecting neighbors, serving communities


During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone – including new Americans. Last year, there were 245 events in over 80 communities during Welcoming Week, with more than 22,000 people participating. Please help us make this year even bigger!


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Momentum is building in the welcoming movement, and more and more communities across the United States and the world are recognizing that immigrants and refugees make our communities stronger economically, socially, and culturally.


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Welcoming Week 2016 Scheduled Events

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Sep 16 2016 (All day) to Sep 24 2016 (All day)
Elizabeth, New Jersey

We are still planning our event but we want to engage the community around discussion on inclusion and diversity,  We also want to understand from the community how our YMCA can be more inclusive for our members and the community.

Sep 16 2016 (All day)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join us in celebrating the diverse residents and visitors that make up our great city and its neighborhoods, as we offer our 6th annual Covered Dish Dinner!

Sep 16 2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Hartford, Connecticut

Naturalization Ceremony

Sep 16 2016 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Sip tea as we take your palate on a journey to East Africa! Prepare and explore savory dishes, with a balance of spices to whet your taste buds, enjoy lively conversation and banter, as the pots sizzle and delicious finger foods that leave you asking for more!

Sep 17 2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Tampa, Florida
On Saturday, September 17th, the 2016 Tampa Bay Welcoming Week celebration will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the University of South Florida (USF) campus in the Ballroom at the Marshall Center located at 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33620. 


Host an Event

We rely on you, our local partners, to make Welcoming Week a success. Host a festival, a cooking class, a joint service project, anything that encourages connectivity and welcoming. If you’re interested in hosting, contact us and we’ll get you the resources needed to give your event the greatest impact.

What You'll Get After Signing Up

  • Register your event with Welcoming America so it’s searchable by others on our website 
  • Welcoming America branded materials available at a reduced cost 
  • Print-ready promotional materials

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Our Partners

  • Define American
  • Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council
  • Green Card Voices
  • International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
  • International Rescue Committee
  • The New Americans Campaign
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • Partnership for New American Economy
  • Repair the World
  • Shoulder to Shoulder
  • United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
  • Upwardly Global
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • World Education
  • YMCA