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 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 12 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Winona, Minnesota

Winona Mayor Mark Peterson will be issuing a proclamation declaring September 15-24, 2017 as Welcoming Week.  

Sep 13 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Charlotte, North Carolina

Luis Matta (CRC),  Danny Valdez (Welcoming America), Emily Yaffe (City of Charlotte’s International Relations Office) and Pilar Perez (YMCA)will talk about Welcoming America week event and the importance of inclusion and how the City is working on immigrant integration.

Sep 13 2017 -
3:30pm to 6:00pm
San Jose, California

The New Americans Campaign invites you to attend a citizenship application assistance workshop if you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen. During these workshops, we will help you determine your naturalization application eligibility and help you complete an application.


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.