Welcoming America Honored in Bali with Worldwide Intercultural Innovation Award

We are excited to announce that Welcoming America is one of eleven organizations worldwide to receive the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award, granted by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and BMW Group!

The Intercultural Innovation Award is given to the most innovative projects around the world that are working to build intercultural cooperation and dialogue, and Welcoming America was selected from a pool of more than 600 applicants from over 100 countries. Awardees were honored at a ceremony today in Bali, Indonesia, where Executive Director David Lubell had the honor of shaking the hand of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who participated in the awards ceremony. As an awardee, Welcoming America will receive a year of support and training from UNAOC and BMW Group – crucial and timely expertise!

Welcoming America ranked fourth out of the eleven recipients overall – the highest ranking of any U.S.-based organization in the award’s history – and we are only the fifth U.S.-based organization to ever receive the award.

To learn more about the award, please click here. We are honored and humbled to have received the Intercultural Innovation Award, and we are excited to work with you to parlay this momentum to take immigrant welcome to new heights!