Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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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

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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 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bend, Oregon

Let's celebrate our diverse and vibrant community with music and dance.  Join the LCA and City of Bend on this fun dance party by the river.  Move to the rhythm of Cumbia, Bachata, Reggeaton and more as you meet your neighbors and strengthen bonds of friendship among cultures.  

Sep 21 2019 -
6:45pm to 9:30pm
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Join us this week as Harrisonburg and Welcoming communities around the country celebrate Welcoming Week.  

Sep 21 2019 -
6:45pm to 9:30pm
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Millions of people around the world have been displaced due to famine, climate change and war since World War II.

Sep 21 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Randallstown, Maryland

New arrivals to Baltimore County are welcome to this informational session to learn more about Census 2020, including how the census affects federal funding and how to complete the census.  Materials will be avaiable in multiple languages.  The presentation will be given in English and Spanish.  

Sep 19 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Baltimore, Maryland

Families from MIlbrook Elementary School and surrounding areas are invited for a night of celebration.  Families will enjoy food from Central America, will learn about community resources, and will be entertained my local musicians and dancers.  


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.