Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

Build common ground in your community

Save the date: Welcoming Week 2019 is Sept. 13-22

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 2018, there were over 2,000 events in 400 communities during Welcoming Week, with more than 80,000 people participating and over 14 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

Welcoming Week logo

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 16 2019 -
11:30am to 2:30pm
, Sep 18 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Everett, Washington

Presentation and discussion by representatives of workforce Snohomish 

Sep 18 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sammamish, Washington

Are you new to the area? Would you like to meet newcomers and welcome them? Come meet your neighbors, learn about the community and local organizations. Enjoy activities, social games, giveaways and prizes.

Sep 17 2019 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Redmond, Washington

Welcome to all current and new members of our community! Come learn what your library has to offer - check out our workroom, take a tour, crafts for kids, and light refreshments available. This program is open to everyone, including families with children. All are welcome!

Sep 22 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Bellevue, Washington

Come to The Bellevue Urban Garden (tBUG)!

Let’s grow food together in honor of Welcoming Week! Enjoy an afternoon of intercity exchange on the 2.75 acre garden in Lake Hills Bellevue.

Sep 21 2019 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Redmond, Washington

Free event to welcome new families. Learn about navigating the school system, “America 101” for international families, and Pacific Northwest culture and activities. Register at www.LWPTSA.net


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.