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

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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 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Springdale, Arizona

Nelson Peacock, President and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, and Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum and author of "There Goes The Neighborhood," will join us for a roundtable discussion: "The Challenges of American Immigration and the Importance of Welcoming

Sep 14 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
, Sep 21 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Welcoming Week is a national movement that seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming immigrants in our communities. In Fort Wayne, the Museum of Art is partnering with the Language Services Network to offer 2 bilingual tours of our current exhibits.

Sep 14 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fargo, North Dakota

For the third year in a row, Growing Together is hosting a Community Table in order to kick off Welcoming Week.

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
  • 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.