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 18 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Redmond, Washington

Redmond police officers will be reading multicultural stories and answering questions for the kids in attendance. There will also be a coloring station with safety themed coloring sheets and a snack area. All are welcome.

Sep 17 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Redmond, Washington

What is a Kaffeeklatsch? Just an informal social gathering for coffee and conversation. Come join us for some German and fun. 50+

Sep 14 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Redmond, Washington

Celebrate and welcome new residents with foods and cultures from around the world to the Redmond Community, make a new friend, share a meal, and get to know your neighbors.

Sep 20 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Redmond, Washington

Chinese calligraphy is good for your health and we believe that will be another way to practice your “Qi.” Learn characters and experience the beauty of Chinese writing. When the weather permits, the instructor will also teach some Tai Chi before the class. 50+

Sep 13 2019 (All day) to Sep 22 2019 (All day)
Redmond, Washington

A photo booth installation throughout Redmond featuring wings of a butterfly that proposes a new way of thinking about migration, rooted in movement transformation, and captivating grace.


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.