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.

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2022 theme: Where We Belong

By focusing on the places and spaces that foster belonging (ie. cities, workplaces, neighborhoods, etc.), "Where We Belong" aims to go deeper and spark individual reflection on how and why belonging occurs, and ways we can break barriers so that places can foster belonging for all, including immigrants and refugees. 

Cities, towns, counties, and nations - and the institutions within them - can lean into what makes their communities welcoming places and showcase how it helps foster belonging for all people, especially immigrants. 

By doing this, we demonstrate the scale and breadth of Welcoming Week spreading across the globe, leaning into the universal values of welcoming places and individuals by helping others belong and feel at home.

Ways to Get Involved

Host an event

Each year, more than 300 events take place in-person and virtually across the globe for Welcoming Week.

View events from 2022

Share stories

Share your local welcoming stories on social media using the toolkit we provide each year in multiple languages.

View the 2022 toolkit

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.

Become a member

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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.

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