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Fostering belonging, immigrant inclusion at the Welcoming Interactive virtual conference

From May 5-6, national nonprofit Welcoming America will host the 2021 Welcoming Interactive virtually. Featuring two plenary sessions and six sessions, the 2021 Welcoming Interactive will focus on inclusion, belonging, and healing from the past year of unprecedented challenges. All sessions are free and open to the public. Each will be livestreamed on Zoom via…

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Forty-two nonprofit, local government leaders join community of practice to build more inclusive decision-making spaces

Welcoming America is pleased to announce the 42 participants selected for its Community of Practice (CoP) on inclusive and collaborative decision-making spaces. Representing nonprofit organizations and local governments across 32 states and the District of Columbia, the CoP convenes a diverse network of peers working to create more inclusive committees, boards, advisory councils, and commissions…

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Experts in belonging, social change to speak at virtual Welcoming Interactive

We are pleased to announce the speakers of this year’s Welcoming Interactive: Dr. Gail Christopher and john a. powell. Dr. Gail Christopher is widely recognized for strategic social change. She is a former Senior Advisor and Vice President of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and former executive director of the Institute for Government Innovation at the…

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Welcoming Interactive goes virtual this May, remains focused on inclusion

Welcoming America announces the Welcoming Interactive, our annual conference, is going virtual this year. From May 5-6, we will host a series of sessions and plenaries around inclusion best practices and networking opportunities through Zoom. All sessions are free and open to the public. At a time of urgent challenges, the Welcoming Interactive will open…

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New board of directors are leaders in civil rights, tech consulting, performing arts

Welcoming America is pleased to announce the newest members to its board of directors: Deborah Richardson is Executive Director of the ACLU of Colorado in Denver, which works to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado. Previously, Deborah served in leadership roles at the Women’s Funding Network, Atlanta Women’s Foundation,…

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Announcing advisory group selections to review Welcoming Standard

Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization leading a movement of inclusive communities, announces two advisory groups to lead the 12-month review of the Welcoming Standard, the guiding set of principles that outlines the core of what it means for a community to be truly welcoming, particularly in terms of immigrant and refugee residents. The Content…

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Welcoming America announces "Belonging Begins With Us" campaign

National initiative encourages welcoming attitudes and actions in communities across America Decatur, GA, December 3, 2020 – Welcoming America today announced Belonging Begins With Us, a national campaign dedicated to fostering a more welcoming nation where everyone feels that they belong, regardless of their background or where they were born.  Led by the Ad Council,…

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City of Erie, PA latest to join Certified Welcoming places in America

Welcoming America is pleased to announce the City of Erie’s achievement in becoming Certified Welcoming, joining just 10 other communities in America that can call themselves truly welcoming places. “Welcoming America applauds the City of Erie for its strong efforts to build a welcoming environment to fuel economic growth and upward mobility for all residents,” said Rachel…

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Create home with us during Welcoming Week 2020

What does home mean to you? In this pandemic, we may be redefining where home is, what makes us feel at home, or how to make home a more inclusive and equal place for all. That is why our theme for this year’s Welcoming Week is “Creating Home Together”. Through virtual spaces and digital sharing,…

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Announcing Baltimore City & Montgomery County as Certified Welcoming

In these unprecedented times of both a pandemic and national conversation on racism, the need for communities to translate welcoming values into policies and practices that create more inclusive environments is greater than ever. That is why we are pleased to announce the newest additions to the growing list of Certified Welcoming places in the…

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