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Welcoming America joins Bezos Family Foundation to launch student art initiative to support refugee children

Welcoming America is partnering with the BFF program Students Rebuild on their new annual challenge to help change the lives of displaced families from Ukraine, Ethiopia, Turkey, and more. The Bezos Family Foundation’s program Students Rebuild today launched their new annual challenge, The Welcoming Refugees Project, to support organizations working with displaced families including Welcoming…

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Media Advisory: Welcoming America kicks off Welcoming Week 2022 with San José mayor’s office

San José, Calif. – Welcoming America will kick off the 10-year anniversary of Welcoming Week this Friday, September 9, at a press conference featuring San José Mayor Sam Liccardo; Zulma Maciel, Director of the Office of Racial Equity at the City of San José; and Daniel Valdez, Senior Director of External Affairs at Welcoming America….

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Welcoming America Designates City of Toledo, OH as a Certified Welcoming City Amidst Global Welcoming Week Campaign

Welcoming America is thrilled to designate the City of Toledo as Certified Welcoming. The 16th place to earn the title of Certified Welcoming, Toledo kicked off their Welcoming Week celebration on September 6 by announcing this achievement. The announcement will be followed by a week of events celebrating inclusion for this annual campaign. Events include…

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Annual Campaign That Brings Neighbors Together Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary and Expands Globally

Decatur, G.A. – Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization, will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Welcoming Week from September 9-18, under the theme “Where We Belong.” For the past ten years, Welcoming America has led a growing movement of communities around the world in celebrating welcoming, belonging, and inclusion for all people, including immigrants. Welcoming…

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Blog Post Statement

Resetting our vision for America

As the nation approaches the 4th of July, we do so while reeling from some of the biggest challenges to American democracy faced in generations – perhaps, ever. This period is more than turbulent – it shakes our grounding in a social contract that promises safety, equality, and protection under the law. As the January…

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Statement on recent mass shootings and asylum policies

Like many across the U.S., we are devastated by the news of yet another mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Just 10 days after the shootings in a Buffalo, New York grocery store, church in Laguna Woods, California, and at the two year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, we remain committed to a more abundant, safe,…

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Welcoming America designates the City of Charlotte as Certified Welcoming, first in the Southeast

### DECATUR, GA (May 19, 2022) — Welcoming America announces today the City of Charlotte in North Carolina as Certified Welcoming, the first in the state and in the southeast U.S. region. The announcement is taking place at the Welcoming Interactive annual conference at the Westin Charlotte, which is being hosted by Welcoming America in…

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News Statement

Statement on Uniting for Ukraine

Yesterday, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, an entry program for people from Ukraine seeking refuge in the United States on a temporary basis known as humanitarian parole. It requires the help of a sponsor in the United States to provide initial financial and other support for basic needs. While we welcome news that people…

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Welcoming Network members receive over $1 million to strengthen welcoming infrastructure for Afghan arrivals

Welcoming America is pleased to announce $1.25 million in grants from the Open Society Foundations to select local governments that support community efforts to meet the needs of new Afghan arrivals. Rachel Perić, executive director of Welcoming America, co-chaired the selection committee with Rich André of the American Immigration Council. Each grantee will receive amounts…

Refugees
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