September 10 - 19, 2021

Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.

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.

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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!

Use our toolkit

Need ideas to activate Welcoming Week in your community? Check out our toolkit with tips and resources to get started on your Welcoming Week plans:

View toolkit

Host an event

Share what you're doing for Welcoming Week by adding your event to our map so that people in your area (and beyond!) can join:

Add my event to the map

Attend an event

There are hundreds of Welcoming Week events happening all across the U.S. and around the world! See our map and directory of events happening to find one near you:

See all events

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

Support a more welcoming America

Interested in sponsoring Welcoming Week? Check out our sponsorship packet.

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.