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17 leaders selected for innovative national program to strengthen belonging amid demographic shifts

Welcoming America and The Dinner Party Labs are excited to announce that 17 civic leaders have been selected for the Connected Communities Cohort, a yearlong learning program to deepen trust and relationships between immigrants and non-immigrants in communities experiencing significant demographic shifts. The selected participants include representatives from the following organizations: Louisiana Organization for Refugees…

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Statement on the Biden administration’s restrictions on asylum seekers

Americans deserve an immigration policy that reflects our best interests and highest values. As our own founding documents declare, human equality and freedom are our cherished values, and based on these principles, the United States has been a place of safety for those fleeing persecution on the basis of their race, religion, identity, nationality, or…

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New Round of Grants will Support Cities’ Efforts to Welcome Immigrants

WASHINGTON & DECATUR, GA — The American Immigration Council and Welcoming America, two national nonprofits, are thrilled to announce that four communities were selected to receive Implementation Technical Assistance and Grant awards as part of Round V of the Gateways for Growth Challenge (G4G). The four communities include: Baltimore County, Maryland Fort Wayne, Indiana Santa…

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A world and future where everyone belongs: Welcoming America releases first-ever State of Welcoming report

DECATUR, GA — Welcoming America today releases the first-ever State of Welcoming report, now available online as an interactive website. This report — released during Welcoming America’s 15th anniversary — highlights the history of the welcoming movement, why welcoming matters, critical lessons learned, and the future of welcoming in a world facing challenges to democracy,…

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New Report Shows Immigrants in Androscoggin County Paid Over $24 Million in Taxes and Held Over $74 Million in Spending Power in 2019

Over one-quarter of immigrants in Androscoggin County had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2019 LEWISTON, Maine — A new report, New Americans in Androscoggin County, released last week by the American Immigration Council, in partnership with the University of Southern Maine, emphasizes the crucial role immigrants play in the county’s labor force, business creation,…

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Annual conference of welcomers convenes in Dallas this April

DECATUR, GA — Welcoming America and the City of Dallas are set to host the annual Welcoming Interactive conference next Wednesday in Dallas, Texas — a Certified Welcoming city — with over 700 attendees and special guests are expected to attend, including Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population,…

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Welcoming America Announces “We’re All In” as 2024 Welcoming Week Theme

Welcoming America is excited to announce its campaign theme for its Welcoming Week 2024, an annual campaign celebrated in communities across the world, which will take place from September 13-22, 2024. The campaign theme, “We’re All In,” calls on individuals and groups to come together in celebration of their strengths and differences and showcase how…

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Announcing the 2024 Fund to Foster Belonging grantees

Welcoming America is pleased to announce the recipients of the third round of funding from the Fund to Foster Belonging, which will continue supporting and expanding the work of local leaders and projects that build meaningful connections between immigrants and non-immigrants: ECHO Collective, Lincoln, NE One World, One Love NJ, Summit, NJ Rural Women’s Health…

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Cuyahoga County, OH and Roanoke, VA latest cities to become Certified Welcoming

February 19, 2024 – Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization, announces two municipalities as the latest to become Certified Welcoming, each at the 1-star designation: Cuyahoga County in Ohio and the City of Roanoke in Virginia. Rachel Perić, executive director of Welcoming America, said: “We are thrilled to recognize Cuyahoga County and the City of…

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Announcing Rural Welcoming Initiative 2024 participants, peer learning partnerships

Welcoming America is thrilled to announce the 10 participants of the Rural Welcoming Initiative (RWI) for 2024: Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation – Brattleboro, Vermont Catholic Charities of East Tennessee & HOLA Lakeway (partner participants) – Morristown, Tennessee City of Garden City – Garden City, Kansas City of New Ulm – New Ulm, Minnesota City of…

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