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 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Universiry Y is hosting a Welcoming Week Event to engage domestic, international, and multicultural students in the Universiry of Minnesota campus. This informal event allows newcomer students to connect with a broader community and find resources to help their transition.

Sep 18 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Lafayette, Indiana

As part of Greater Lafayette Welcoming Week, come hear from local entrepreneurs in the Greater Lafayette area speaking about their experience and learn about all the benefits the area has to offer.

Sep 18 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln, Nebraska

History Nebraska will host a night of interactive learning at the Nebraska History Museum.  Students enrolled in U.S.

Sep 11 2018 - 12:00pm to Sep 23 2018 - 5:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The story of Noah's Ark celebrates the hope of a new beginning. Join us under the Rainbow as we take part in Welcoming Week, and share messages of welcome to newcomers and all who call our community home.

Sep 30 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Grand Island, Nebraska

The Quilted Conscience documentary is a 60-minute film showing the important story of a group of sixteen Sudanese-American girls – refugees from the genocide in their troubled homeland — who are thrust into a new life in the town of Grand Island, Nebraska; of a quilter’s guild of local European-A


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.