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The Bread Houses Network drives positive social change through high-touch read-making services and unique Bread Art Therapy that nurture respect, inclusion, and creativity in communities around the globe. Our unique strength is to build transformational contact across cultures, ages, professions, and special needs. We are eager to share our methods for fostering social inclusion, community building, and cultural celebration so that others may use them, learn from them, and help create more inclusive communities!

Building Cohesive Communities in an Era of Migration and Change is an update to the 2011 Receiving Communities Toolkit and explores the nature of today’s challenge, strategies to address divides, and recommendations for bringing social cohesion work to scale.

This webinar will review the certification process and explore outcomes cities can anticipate from participation.

The Welcoming Standard provides a comprehensive roadmap for places building more cohesive and equitable communities and fostering connections between newer immigrants and long

This is the cover of Welcoming America's new toolkit on Citizenship strategies to engage receiving communities

This toolkit was developed by Welcoming America and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the lead organization of the New Americans Campaign, to provide promising practices and suggestions to engage receiving communities at the intersection of citizenship and welcoming work. 

Welcoming Webinar

A growing number of places recognize that being welcoming leads to prosperity. This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the Welcoming Framework and offers participants resources needed to become more inclusive toward newcomers and longtime residents.

Welcoming Webinar

Community engagement is essential in the welcoming framework. This webinar will provide strategies and best practices for community engagement using an equity lens. Participants will distinguish between outreach and engagement and assess their community engagement efforts.

This guide was created for advocates, service providers, and supporters as a tool to address the backlash toward refugees and Muslim Americans, and to help you proactively engage with community leaders and neighbors. Through the messages, sample conversations, story ideas, and worksheets in this toolkit, we will help you develop straightforward yet persuasive language to use in the spoken or written communications to support the needs of your whole community, including immigrants, refugees, and Muslim Americans. In places where leaders are actively trying to limit the movement, freedom, and faith practices of your neighbors, these messages can be helpful in pushing back on negative stereotypes and reaffirming your shared values as a community.

The world is on the move, bringing diverse people to U.S. communities. Global migration provides an opportunity for local communities to welcome new talent and recognize the importance of an inclusive and dynamic approach. Forward-thinking communities reflect upon what these changes mean locally and how to foster a community climate in which all are welcome and can contribute to their fullest potential.

This report by Michael Jones Correa of the Center for American progress explores local integration challenges and the imperative for proactively bridging the gaps between native and newcomer.

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