Revamped Certified Welcoming program includes star designations, new criteria


Welcoming America is pleased to announce the second iteration of the Certified Welcoming program, its signature program that recognizes U.S. cities, towns, and counties for their welcoming policies and programs. Certified Welcoming is introducing a star designation system that will allow more communities to achieve one of five star designations under the Welcoming Standard version…

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City of Philadelphia becomes largest U.S. city to gain Certified Welcoming designation by Welcoming America

City of Philadelphia is in the background of an image with text overset displaying the Certified Welcoming logo and tagline

Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization, announces today the City of Philadelphia – the largest city and the fourth place in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – to achieve the Certified Welcoming designation. Rachel Perić, Executive Director of Welcoming America, said: “Philadelphia’s leadership as a Certified Welcoming city shows how a principled response to migration, driven…

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