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By George Zavala, Western Regional Manager, Welcoming America Since September, the Idaho Office for Refugees, a Welcoming Network member, has offered cross-culinary kits and virtual cooking classes as part of a six-month series led by Boise residents with refugee and immigrant backgrounds.  I was lucky enough to attend a class taught by Shadi Ismail, a Syrian refugee who calls ...

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The Gateways for Growth Challenge announces its fourth cohort, forming a network of 71 localities deploying economic research and multi-sector welcoming plans to forward inclusion and economic opportunity for all. DECATUR, GA & NEW YORK, NY – Today, New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America are pleased to announce that 19 localities will receive a Gateways for Growth (G4G) award as the ...

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Welcoming America is pleased to announce the City of Erie's achievement in becoming Certified Welcoming, joining just 10 other communities in America that can call themselves truly welcoming places.   "Welcoming America applauds the City of Erie for its strong efforts to build a welcoming environment to fuel economic growth and upward mobility for all residents,” said Rachel Peric, ...

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Welcoming America | November 9, 2020

Today is a bright day for American democracy. As millions of people, including new Americans, cast their ballots, worked polling stations, or helped their neighbors navigate the voting process—all during a pandemic—we reaffirmed the importance of the democratic process, one in which everyone has a stake.  We also witnessed one of the most diverse elections, with people ...

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