Building a Nation of Neighbors

Welcoming America is a nonprofit leading a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by ensuring everyone belongs, including immigrants. Learn more about how we connect a broad network of nonprofits and local governments and support them in becoming truly welcoming places.

Press Release

Revamped Certified Welcoming program includes star designations, new criteria

Welcoming America is pleased to announce the second iteration of the Certified Welcoming program, its signature program that recognizes U.S. cities, towns, and counties for their welcoming policies and programs. Certified Welcoming is introducing a star designation system that will allow more communities to achieve one of five star designations under the Welcoming Standard version…

Certified Welcoming, Government and Community Leadership, Welcoming Standard

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