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, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2018, there were more than 800 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

Filter Options

Use the optional filters below to refine your search for events.

E.g., Jun 25 2019
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Sep 25 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Crete, Nebraska

Topic of discussion: Asian refugees in Nebraska.

Sep 20 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Redwood City, California

Help make Redwood City/North Fair Oaks a community in which all are welcome!

Sep 14 2018 - 5:00am to Sep 23 2018 - 5:00pm
Des Moines, Iowa

During Welcoming Week, YMCAs nationwide will bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone!

Sep 21 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Miami, Florida

For international students, the move from high school in your home country to a university in the United States can be challenging—a new language, new ways of learning, and a new home.

Sep 18 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Iowa City, Iowa

As part of International Welcoming Week Iowa City, join us for a reading of stories written by immigrants and first generation Iowans in the recently published collection, We the Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa as well as a reception and exhibition of artwork from visual artist Maegan


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.