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

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Sep 14 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Everyone has a story. Come get to know your neighbors. Hear students working with Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) tell the stories of why they have left their homes and come to the United States. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.

Sep 14 2017 - 5:30pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Come see the City of Beaverton’s Beyond BOLD photography display at the library! The BOLD program develops leadership capacity in Beaverton’s immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color.

Sep 14 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Have a “Moving” story to share? Want to hear others’ stories of departures and arrivals? The Story Slam is an open mic, friendly storytelling competition. Potential storytellers will put their names in a hat.

Sep 15 2017 (All day) to Sep 24 2017 (All day)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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!

Sep 15 2017 (All day) to Sep 24 2017 (All day)
Kansas City, Missouri

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!

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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