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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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 in one of 9 languages or a postcard in one of 8 languages.

Download Welcomer Sign

Download Welcoming Week Postcards


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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

Welcoming Week Map

For a more detailed list of events in your area, use the list and filter options below the map.

Find an Event

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Sep 15 2018 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Scranton, Pennsylvania

UNC's Community Education & Revitalization Department is hosting its 2nd Annual Welcoming Scranton event at Connor's Park on Saturday, Sept. 15th from 3-6:00pm.

Sep 21 2018 -
6:45pm to 8:30pm
Urbana, Illinois

Bring a blanket/lawn chair to sit on and arrive by 6:45pm to find your seat; the movie will begin promptly at 7:00pm and will be shown with subtitiles in Espanol. Free popcorn, lemonade and ice cream bar as long as supplies last. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks too.

Sep 19 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Urbana I, Illinois

All are welcome at the Phillips Recreation Center to see what we've got for you! See demonstrations, plus try out some fitness moves, learn new dance steps, practice arts and crafts, and take home some examples of some of our fun programs for all ages.

Sep 14 2018 -
8:30am to 3:30pm
Belleville, Michigan

Welcoming Michigan and the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (MCIRR) are excited to join forces to host a combined gathering of community members, immigrant rights advocates, and municipal partners committed to creating more inclusive and welcoming communities.

Sep 17 2018 -
7:45am to 4:00pm
Sioux City, Iowa

Kick off Welcome Week! Please join MJTCH to learn more about our past and present services. Take a quick tour to see what our new construction projects are all about! Please join us for a light breakfast at 7:45 AM or high tea at 4:00 PM.


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.