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

Submit Your Event

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 12 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Lincoln, Nebraska

A special event sponsored by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan that will provide health education for parents and their baby; free health care resource materials; and healthy snacks and refreshments.

Sep 12 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Harrisonburg City Council will consider a resolution recognizing National Welcoming Week and the local Welcoming Harrisonburg Council.  

Sep 13 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use and Heritage Quest, databases available on our website, to help you in your genealogical research.

Sep 14 2017 - 9:00am to Sep 24 2017 - 5:00pm

An oversized map of the world will be displayed. Participants will be encouraged to place a small dot on their country of origin as well as write a few words on a post-it note to share with others!

Sep 14 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sep 15 2017 (All day) to Sep 24 2017 (All day)
Rochester, New York

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!


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