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Cultivating Contact: A Guide to Building Bridges and Meaningful Connections Between Groups

Published in partnership with the Center for Inclusion and Belonging at the American Immigration Council and the at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, this guide harnesses the lessons drawn from decades of research on how to foster a sense of trust and belonging between people from different backgrounds through community-based programs and initiatives. Decades of…

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#WhereWeBelong: A Look Back at Welcoming Week 2022

Each year, Welcoming Week provides a time and space for communities to come together and celebrate the things that make it welcoming and inclusive places for all who live there. This year was no exception: after two years of living through a pandemic, welcomers around the world came together in-person and virtually to celebrate the…

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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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Newcomers to Neighbors: How Philanthropy Can Support New Arrivals and Welcoming Infrastructure

In this donor briefing hosted by Open Society Foundations, Welcoming America, and Welcome.US, experts explore new opportunities to support arriving families from Afghanistan, Ukraine, and other parts of the world. Learn about the role that national and community philanthropy can play in growing the capacity of every community to be a more welcoming one for…

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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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Ways to be welcoming for World Refugee Day 2022

Today marks the 21st anniversary of World Refugee Day. Internationally designated by the United Nations, World Refugee Day serves as a commemoration of the brave journey made by millions of individuals forced to flee their homes and a reminder of the importance of providing welcoming spaces to help them rebuild their lives in safety. This…

Refugees
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