Blog | Welcoming America

Blog

Member Spotlight: How a YMCA in Illinois is keeping community during COVID-19

Welcoming America | April 16, 2020

University YMCA staff during Welcome Week 2019

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sharing the stories and experiences of the Welcoming Network in responding to the crisis in their communities as well as the challenges facing immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations. This week, we hear from Gloria Yen, Director of the New American Welcome Center at University YMCA in Champaign, IL. COVID-19 has disrupted daily life all over the ...

Read More
Categories:

Member Spotlight: Resilience during COVID-19 in Salt Lake County

Welcoming America | April 8, 2020

Photo credit: Amber Rose Dwyer

*As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we share the stories and experiences of the Welcoming Network in responding to the crisis in their communities as well as the challenges facing immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations. This week, we hear from Ze “Zee” Xiao, Director of the Mayor’s Office for New Americans in Salt Lake County, UT. COVID-19 has disrupted daily life all ...

Read More
Categories:

Last Friday, we wrote a message urging members of Congress to consider the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on American nonprofits and local communities, including those with immigrant and refugee populations.  With the passage of a $2 trillion stimulus package comes much needed economic relief, particularly in alleviating the financial burdens of small businesses ...

Read More
Categories:

**For our members: we encourage you to share this message with your Representatives, networks, and on social media.** As Congress prepares to vote and pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) this Friday, Welcoming America urges members of the House of Representatives to fully consider the bill’s impact on 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and on all ...

Read More
Categories:

Pages