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 19 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Global Brains of Philly is a networking event where you can meet professionals from around the world such as Europe, Africa, South America and the United States who are interested in making connections and opportunities.

Sep 16 2019 -
5:30pm to 6:00pm
York, Pennsylvania

York City and York County will read a proclamation for both city and county we will Poet Vito Grippie resight a poem and three past give an invocation for welcome week.

Sep 17 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
York, Pennsylvania

THe libray in partnership with YMCA/ New American Welcome Center and other agencies, York Area Housing Group and Peoples Bamk. will put together program highlighting the diversity of our city with dance, arts, music, food.and presentation from St Mathews Church Laquinn Thompson.

Sep 13 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Aug 13 2019 - 1:00pm to Sep 13 2019 - 2:30pm
York, Pennsylvania

This event is to highlight immigrant owed buisnesses in York City and educate recieving communities about what these type establishments bring to our community. We will have two tours 10:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Sep 13 2019 (All day) to Sep 22 2019 (All day)
Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton is entering our fourth year of Welcoming Week where we join over 80,000 people across the United States and the world to promote inclusiveness, unity, and diversity. Princeton’s 4th Welcoming Week will be September 13-22, 2019.


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.