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Welcoming Webinar

Our communities are changing. Rapid demographic shifts can spark tension and create challenges for both newcomers and long-time residents. So, how do we create a bridge that allows access and justice for all?

Listen as Welcoming America discusses how communities can be strengthened by demographic changes. We also discuss how we define the Receiving Community and how to connect long-time residents and newcomers.

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.

For individuals looking to encourage their community to declare their intent to be an inclusive place for all, including immigrants and refugees, a symbolic welcoming proclamation is a great place to start.

Consider forming a group that's not only diverse in background but also in the role they play in your community, long-term residents, newcomers, business and civic leaders, and educators, to stand behind an affirmation of values. It's important that a welcoming statement be non-partisan and inclusive of all, including immigrants and U.S.-born community members.

Welcoming Webinar

In this webinar, we released our new toolkit, Stand Together: Messaging About Muslims and Refugees in Challenging Times. This webinar highlights key areas of the guide and answer your questions about positive communications and engaging your community.

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.

Welcoming Webinar

As members of communities move forward to create welcoming spaces, the nation’s public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing. This webinar explores how schools are working to incorporate a Welcoming Framework to improve educational outcomes for their students. Attendees explore the needs of immigrant youth within schools and discuss a program aimed to end bullying among these youth in schools.

Welcoming Webinar

In this Welcoming Refugees webinar, we released our new toolkit of tips and promising practices, "Neighbors Together: Promising Practices to Strengthen Relations with Refugees and Muslims." The webinar highlighted the efforts of several communities to counter anti-refugee backlash and welcome newcomers.

This tool provides an overview of strategies to engage the broader community in an immigrant integration context and offers numerous examples of projects throughout the country.

Welcoming Webinar

Join Welcoming America, Active Voice, and Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services to learn about the new ONWARD Project. ONWARD is a story and data project to help faith-based leaders engage their communities around one of the most pressing issues today. In this webinar, you will learn about all the films, stories, and resources ONWARD has to offer and how you can integrate them into your work.

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