Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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Save the date: Welcoming Week 2018 is Sept. 14-23

What is Welcoming Week?

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2017, there were more than 700 events around the country.



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 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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Sep 23 2018 - 10:00am to Sep 24 2018 - 4:00pm
Chicago, Illinois

Forced From Home is a one-hour guided tour through an interactive exhibition designed to educate the public about the global refugee crisis.

Sep 15 2018 - 10:00am to Sep 16 2018 - 10:00am
Minneapolis, Hennepin

Forced From Home is a one-hour guided tour through an interactive exhibition designed to educate the public about the global refugee crisis.

Sep 14 2018 - 12:00pm to Sep 23 2018 - 12:00pm
Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcoming Week 2018 

September 14-23


9/14- Welcoming Week Proclamation 

9/15- March for New Americans

9/15- Mexican Independance Day 

9/20- Spice to Go

9/21- Refugee Emplyment Conference 


*Details to come!

Sep 15 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Lowell, Massachusetts

Cultural Exchange Potluck Picnic will feature food, activities and entertainment from the many different communities that make up the population of Lowell.

Sep 20 2018 (All day)
Freehold, New Jersey

During Welcoming Week, YMCAs nationwide will bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone! The Freehold Y will host activities during Welcoming Week to celebrate what unites us as a community!


Our Partners

  • 8 Borders 8 Days
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Pakistan Foundation
  • Center for American Progress
  • Define American
  • First Book
  • I Am An Immigrant
  • Imprint
  • International Rescue Committee
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NALEO Educational Fund
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • The New Americans Campaign (new)
  • New American Economy
  • Welcome.us
  • Welcome Blanket
  • WES Global Talent Bridge
  • World Education
  • YMCA

Interested in partnering with us? Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.