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.

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.

Welcoming Week events are happening everywhere! Check out our map to find one near you:

Watch again: "Belonging Begins With Us: A Welcoming Week Experience"

On September 9, we kicked off Welcoming Week 2021 with a livestream event hosted by Iranian actor/comedian Peter Banifaz with stories, performances, messages from the Welcoming Network and our partners. See full lineup and read bios

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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:

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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:

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Attend an event

There are hundreds of Welcoming Week events happening everywhere. View the full map and search for an event happening near you:

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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.

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Join or get Certified

Are you a nonprofit or local government? Take the first step in making your community a more welcoming place by joining the Welcoming Network.

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Support a more welcoming America

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.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our mission during Welcoming Week 2021!
Interested in sponsoring Welcoming Week? Check out the sponsorship packet