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

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

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Sep 20 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Shoreline, Washington

Opportunity for women to hear and learn from each others’ experiences. A safe space to build connections and broaden perspectives.

Sep 20 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Atlanta, Georgia

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs – Welcoming Atlanta will host a naturalization ceremony for Welcoming Week, as well as Constitution Week, on Thursday 9/20/2018 at 1:30pm.

Oct 8 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

As our newly elected 9th President, President Zak will host a meet and greet with international students at her home. This is a casual setting where students will have a chance to speak to the president in group and one on one. This is hosted as part of their welcome to campus. 

Sep 17 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Wheaton, Maryland

MCAEL is joining forces with the Latino Economic Development Center, Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center Wheaton Office and others to participate in Welcoming America's Welcoming Week!

Sep 22 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Shoreline, Washington

City Hall Open House: Take Action!  Connect with local resources and organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities.  Free food, dance performances, fun activities, and advocacy workshops offered.


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.