September 10 - 19, 2021

Welcoming America is proud to lead the growing network of hosts and partners around the United States and world who strive to make their communities a more welcoming place for all.

Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.

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Belonging Begins With Us

Whether it's starting a new job, changing schools or neighborhoods, we've all had moments where we felt like we didn't belong.

For people who moved to this country, this experience can last more than a moment. From language barriers to cultural differences, feeling excluded can take years to overcome.

Yet, because we all know how it feels to be excluded, we also know how to make others feel they belong. When that happens, communities can fully harness the strengths, talents, and contributions of each person to build shared prosperity.

This Welcoming Week, let's declare that #BelongingBeginsWithUS - that each and every one of us has the power to help others, regardless of their background, to feel like they are seen, embraced, welcomed, and included in our communities.

Kick off Welcoming Week with us by joining our free, livestream event featuring exciting music, dance performances, inspiring personal stories, and more!

When: Thursday, September 9 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET
Where: Livestreaming on Facebook and YouTube

Get involved

Want to celebrate your community as a welcoming place? There are plenty of ways to get involved!

Host a #WelcomingWeek2021 event

Share what you're doing for Welcoming Week 2021 by registering your event. Once submitted, your event will appear in our event list and map. To edit your submission, contact [email protected].

Get Social

Find downloadable logos, social media graphics, and more to use in promoting your event.

Social media engagement strategies & templates

Download logos and social media graphics

Use Facebook filters & Instagram stickers

Get swag

Show the world that you belong by purchasing welcoming swag, including T-shirts, hats, and more.

Visit our online store

Join or get Certified

Are you a nonprofit or local government? Commit to being welcoming by becoming a member of the Welcoming Network or becoming Certified Welcoming.

Become a member

Get Certified Welcoming

Welcoming Week 2021 events directory and map coming soon...

Follow the action on socials

Stay tuned for social media feeds as we get closer to Welcoming Week 2021

Donate now to support this and future Welcoming Week events, as well as our broader mission of making America a more welcoming place for all.

Welcoming Week 2021 partners

Interested in partnering with us? Contact [email protected] to learn more.