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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…

Refugees
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Bridging Language and Work: Solutions to Invest in Immigrant and Refugee Talent

Finding, retaining, and developing talent is a top priority for business leaders today. Refugees and immigrants represent an incredible pool of talent that can fill worker shortages and enhance diversity. Yet, many employers overlook candidates due to perceptions that workers cannot succeed in a role if they have limited proficiency in the local language. Bridging Language…

Economic Development, Education, Equitable Access
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Immigration Advocates Network: How to Support Citizenship in Your Community

This webinar aired January 27, 2022 As the number of immigrants coming into the US increases, it can be a challenge for community leaders to help immigrants navigate the path to immigration legal status or citizenship. During this webinar, our partners at the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) will share the tools and resources they have…

Equitable Access
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Career Pathways & Equity: Building Consensus Report

In 2021, Welcoming America collaborated with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and 11 other key stakeholders – practitioners, policymakers, and funders – to have a year-long dialogue about increasing equity within career pathway programs. The conversations were engaging, spirited, and unfolding in a time of where national conversations about economic recovery, low-wage workers, race, immigration,…

Economic Development, Government and Community Leadership
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Career Pathways & Equity: Policy Recommendations

In 2021, collaborated with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and 12 key stakeholders – practitioners, policymakers, and funders – to have a year-long dialogue about increasing equity within career pathway programs. One of the most powerful tools in achieving this goal is policy change. As America’s workforce development system is one where all layers –…

Economic Development, Government and Community Leadership
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Access to Housing, Disaster Relief, and Homelessness Assistance Programs for Immigrants

This webinar aired on December 2, 2021. This webinar covers public assistance services and how immigration status affects — or doesn’t affect — one’s ability to receive assistance in housing, disaster relief, and/or homelessness. SPEAKERS: Wafa Dinaro, Director of Economic Development, Wayne County, Michigan Kate Walz, Senior Attorney, National Housing Law Project Luz Viviana Meza,…

Equitable Access
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Community Sponsorship of Refugees: Methods and Examples

This webinar took place on November 17, 2021 Community sponsorship provides an avenue for individuals, groups, and organizations to participate in the resettlement of refugees. This webinar will explore the various community sponsorship models and provide resources for communities wanting to take part in supporting refugee families. If you’re looking to better understand the options…

Refugees
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Cómo Establecer y Mantener la Gestión Inclusiva de Emergencias con las Poblaciones de Inmigrantes y Refugiades

“La Lista de Verificación para la Gestión Inclusiva de Emergencias con las Poblaciones de Inmigrantes y Refugiades” — creada en colaboración con el Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management — tiene como objetivo contribuir al fortalecimiento de los planes de preparación para emergencias existentes.  Para ello, se asegurará que les inmigrantes y refugiades…

Connected Communities, Equitable Access, Government and Community Leadership, Refugees, Safe Communities
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Unaccompanied Minors: Changing the Narrative & Taking Action

This webinar took place on November 3, 2021 This webinar features a panel of distinguished speakers from a variety of agencies working to provide support to unaccompanied minors in the United States. During the conversation, our panelists: Highlight key policies that provide context for what is occurring at the U.S. – Mexico border. Describe who…

Equitable Access, Safe Communities
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Tips to Build & Sustain a Locally Welcoming Infrastructure

Following the U.S. government’s departure from Afghanistan in August 2021, Welcoming America and a cadre of partners created this toolkit for community leaders managing arrivals of Afghan refugees. It offers four key tips to creating an equitable and welcoming environment, including mobilizing a multi-sector response group; creating a We Welcome Fund; sharing messages of welcome; and changing policy at the federal, state, and local levels.

Equitable Access, Government and Community Leadership, Refugees
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