Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

Build common ground in your community

Save the date: Welcoming Week 2020 is Sept. 11-20

What is Welcoming Week?

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants and those born within their countries in a spirit of unity to build strong connections across their communities and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone. 

In 2019, there were over 2,500 events in over 250 communities during Welcoming Week, with more than 80,000 people participating and over 10 million social media impressions. 

By hosting a Welcoming Week event, you are part of a movement of more and more communities across the globe who recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes us stronger economically, socially, and culturally. We are grateful for your interest, and we look forward to partnering with you to make your event a success.

Submit Your Welcoming Week Event



Welcomer Signs & Postcards

Our multilingual Welcomer signs and Welcoming Week Postcards are a fun and easy way to show community support for everyone, including immigrants and refugees, and lift up our shared values.

Click the links below to download a Welcomer sign or a postcard in one of multiple languages.

Download Welcomer Sign

Download Welcoming Week Postcards


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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Welcoming Week Toolkits

By hosting a Welcoming Week event, you are part of a movement of more and more communities across the world who recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes us stronger economically, socially and culturally. Our Welcoming Week Toolkits provide a fun and easy way to find inspiration for an event or help you plan an event you've already scheduled. 

Click the links below to download the Event Host and Partner Toolkits.

Event Host Toolkit

National Partner Toolkit

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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

Event Listing


Please use the search function below to find your event by: city, organization or keyword

Sep 13 2019 - 1:00pm to Sep 22 2019 - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, California

In celebration of Welcoming Week, Museum visitors from September 13-22nd are invited to share stories about their personal immigration experience or their family’s experience.

Sep 18 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte East Language Academy welcomes families back to the 2019-2020 school year.  International House will also be there to distribute information about their legal and educational services provided to immigrant families.

Sep 19 2019 -
9:00am to 10:00am
Salem, Massachusetts

Join us for a walk through the Punto Urban Art Museum in the Point neighborhood. The walk starts at 9:00 AM at the office of North Shore CDC, at 96 Lafayette Street.

Sep 11 2019 (All day) to Sep 30 2019 (All day)
charltote, North Carolina

Stop by our Citizenship Corner! It provides lawful permanent residents (LPRs) with free USCIS study materials and community resources.

Sep 19 2019 -
7:45am to 9:00am
Salem, Massachusetts

We will be hosting a Coffee Connection on Thursday, September 19 at the Salem Academy Charter School. We changed the date for the event to make it part of the "Welcoming City Week that Salem participates in.


Network Partners

  • New American Economy
  • YMCA
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • International Rescue Committee


  • Civic Dinners
  • Peters, Rubin, & Sheffield, P.A.

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