Welcoming efforts in Dayton have included a focus on receiving communities engagement. In one example, Dayton Public Schools established a Welcoming Center to help immigrant children with academic performance and socialization. Programming includes individualized mentoring and tutoring with community volunteers. It is a reciprocal relationship, for the students enrich the lives of the mentors as much as the mentors help the students.
Since the creation of the Welcome Dayton Plan, Dayton has seen revitalized neighborhoods and business corridors, along with a significant increase in the number of immigrants settling in the city, which has helped to offset over 20 years of rapid population decline; now, local population and tax revenue decline has all but halted.