Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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

What is Welcoming Week?

Welcoming Week is an annual series of events where neighbors, immigrants and long-term residents come together in a spirit of unity. These gatherings demonstrate that in places large and small, people of all backgrounds can come together and create stronger communities by building meaningful connections and affirming 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 14 2019 -
10:15am to 11:00am
, Sep 21 2019 -
10:15am to 11:00am
Beaverton, Oregon

Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and crafts in Spanish! Offered for all kids ages 6 & under with their families.

Join us every Saturday!

Sep 14 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join THPRD and Unite Oregon on a walk to celebrate immigrant and refugee communities while exploring natural spaces. Harness the power of connection and personal stories to create welcoming spaces that belong to everyone.

Sep 13 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Bring your friends and family for a celebration of Indian culture with dance, food, music, art, a photo booth and more!

Sep 13 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Join Spice of Africa for a Kenya Tea Circle. Learn to make traditional teas and samosas as you listen to short stories and poetry from executive chef Wambui Machua.

Sep 15 2019 -
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Dodge City, Kansas

Join us as we celebrate Dodge City's diversity, ethnicities and cultures during National Welcoming Week.  Bring your entire family and enjoy delicious food, beverages, vendors, entertainment and more.   


Network Partners

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


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

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