Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

Build common ground in your community

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


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

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 14 2018 (All day) to Sep 23 2018 (All day)
St. Louis, Missouri

The Office for International Students and Scholars at Washington University in St. Louis is hosting a Photo Challenge Around St.

Sep 17 2018 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Refugee and Immigrant Care Conference: Hearing Global Perspectives & Learning How Churches Can Help. This conference aims to increase church leaders’ awareness of the needs of refugees, immigrants and other internationals and highlight strategies churches can use to proactively offer welcomin

Sep 18 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
New York, New York

Please join the New Americans Initiative at the Harlem YMCA for a Human in Harlem event where we will be celebrating the bridge between our immigrants and non-immigrants communities in Harlem.

Sep 17 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Dayton, Ohio

Storytelling through film can often help us see things in a new way. Not In Our Town (https://www.niot.org/about-us) films help one community learn from others.

Sep 15 2018 -
9:30am to 2:00pm
White Plains, New York

Two resettled SIV families from Afghanistan will join in a cooking class, buffet luncheon, and forum discussing what the resettlement experience is like from both the refugee and volunteer perspective.


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.