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Old Navy Partners with Welcoming America to Celebrate New US Citizens with Iconic Flag Tee

New 2021 Flag Tee Features the Names of All 50 States and Five US Territories SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2021 – To celebrate America’s upcoming birthday and the diverse tapestry that makes up the U.S., Old Navy is rolling out the red, white and blue carpet to the country’s newest members. The quintessential American fashion…

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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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Statement on Chauvin verdict

Today’s decision in the Derek Chauvin trial is a long-awaited one for the family of George Floyd, as well as communities everywhere seeking justice in the ongoing struggle against systemic racism. At the same time, this verdict is just the first of many steps needed to build a truly just and welcoming society. This verdict…

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New cookbook offers recipes, resources on strengthening community across differences

As world-renowned chef Josė Andrės once said, food has the power to evoke memories, bring people together, and transport you to other places. We eat for sustenance, but also to experience community and a sense of belonging by dining together. This universal sentiment is captured in Taste of Belonging: A Collection of Recipes and Ways…

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Five communities join the Welcoming Economies Program

This past week, Welcoming America and Global Detroit concluded a competitive selection process to identify the next five communities to participate in the Welcoming Economies Program (WE) from March to February 2022. We are pleased announce the following participants:  The City of Kirkland’s Economic Development and Civic Engagement Programs in the City Manager’s Office The YWCA…

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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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NPNA and Welcoming America Applaud Reestablishment of the Task Force on New Americans

Washington DC – President Joe Biden today fulfilled a key campaign promise by re-establishing the Task Force on New Americans, a cross-agency effort to coordinate and advance the proactive inclusion of immigrants into the fabric of American society. Renewal of the Task Force following four years of federal inaction on immigrant inclusion is another signal…

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Welcoming Economies pilot program celebrates 2020 success

When Welcoming America launched its Welcoming Economies pilot (WE Pilot) program in early 2020 with Global Detroit, we never thought the program would be born into a world grappling with a pandemic and an unprecedented election season. Through this uncertainty, we still found success with the WE Pilot and our local partners in Champaign-Urbana, IL,…

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