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Press Release: Atlanta, GA — From September 12-20, Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization, will lead the annual celebration of Welcoming Week events happening around the world under the theme of “Creating Home Together.” Due to the pandemic, Welcoming Week—which typically takes place through in-person events around the world—will mostly shift to virtual programming. Under the theme of “Creating ...

Partnering with Polco on civic engagement

Timothy Walden | August 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Polco, an award-winning civic engagement platform to help our Welcoming Network members strengthen connections with residents on topics and issues important to their communities. Through Polco, users access a database of surveys and polls to assess police services, resident satisfaction, business owner sentiments, and others that help make the case for welcoming ...

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Together, we can counter a pattern of exclusion

Timothy Walden | August 5, 2020

At Welcoming America, our core belief is that the strongest communities are ones where all people—no matter where they're from—take part in economic, civic, and social life. Communities that are truly welcoming foster a culture and policy environment that make it possible for everyone, including immigrants and refugees, to feel valued and participate fully without fear.  For ...

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Create home with us during Welcoming Week 2020

Timothy Walden | July 20, 2020

What does home mean to you? In this pandemic, we may be redefining where home is, what makes us feel at home, or how to make home a more inclusive and equal place for all. That is why our theme for this year’s Welcoming Week is “Creating Home Together”. Through virtual spaces and digital sharing, Welcoming America and our ...

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