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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Show the World You Welcome

Show the world how you welcome! Snap a photo with the I'm a Welcomer sign and post it to social media with the hashtags #IWelcome and #WelcomingWeek.

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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 21 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Newbold Neighbors Association will be hosting their September Meeting.  Featured Speakers will include, Hani White from the City's Office of Immigrant Affairs, representatives from SEAMAAC and Jessica Hinchey from the Nationalities Service Center.

Sep 21 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Councilwoman Helen Gym and OIA will host a briefing about the global refugee crisis and Philadelphia’s Response.

Sep 21 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Culture in the Courtyard, a new outdoor performance series that brings the arts directly to Philadelphians at the heart of Philadelphia and the crossroads of the city, the City Hall Courtyard.

Sep 21 2016 -
12:30pm to 3:00pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians will conduct a day of engagement with the City of Philadelphia for a group of foreign-trained professionals from Greater Philadelphia.

Sep 21 2016 - 11:30am
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A day focused on building positive peace and creating the conditions for peace, unity and justice through diverse and collaborative activities such as: dialogue, skill and resiliency-building, creativity, mindfulness and citizenship. The highlight will be afternoon meditation.



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
  • First Book
  • Green Card Voices
  • International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
  • International Rescue Committee
  • The New Americans Campaign
  • The New American Leaders Project
  • 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