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Member Spotlight: Responding to COVID-19 in meat processing communities

Welcoming America | May 8, 2020

Kate (right) delivering food to families in quarantine in southwest Kansas. Credit: Emma Showalter

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 Kate Schieferecke, Refugee Resettlement Case Manager at the Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas. COVID-19 has disrupted daily life all over the world. What ...

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Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization that leads a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone feel they belong, announces the launch of the Resilient Rapid Response Initiative to assist its membership network of nonprofits and local governments with pressing needs in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In addition to tailored training on inclusive emergency management ...

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Member Spotlight: How Charlotte, NC makes emergency response more inclusive for all

Welcoming America | April 28, 2020

Local students from ourBRIDGE for Kids perform a traditional Bhutanese dance at Welcoming Week 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Photo credit: Emily Yaffe.

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 Emily Yaffe and Federico Rios of the Office of Equity, Mobility and Immigrant Integration of the City of Charlotte in ...

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Yesterday, the President announced that he would temporarily suspend specific types of immigration to the United States through an executive order. Although the details of the order are less sweeping than the original announcement on Twitter, it remains consistent with the Administration’s policy of shifting blame rather than focusing on solutions. This executive order, if implemented, is at best ...

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