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Welcoming Week

Save the Date: September 10-19, 2021

About Welcoming Week

Welcoming America is proud to lead the growing network of hosts and partners around the United States and world who strive to make their communities a more welcoming place for all. 

Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.

At a time when political rhetoric has deepened divisions and the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed anti-immigrant sentiment, Welcoming Week reminds us to double down on our inclusive vision and find new ways to bring together people across lines of difference to develop greater understanding and mutual support.

Welcoming Week 2020

Catch up on the action from Welcoming Week 2020, which took place September 12-20, on our blog:

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Rewatch the livestream event we hosted on September 12 to officially kick off Welcoming Week:


Creating Home Together

In 2020, Welcoming Week took place under the theme of “Creating Home Together”. This is what it meant:

Home is not just a house.
Home is any place where you feel safe and accepted: in your neighborhood, in your community, at work.
Ultimately, home is where you feel you most belong.
In this pandemic, we may be redefining where home is, what makes us feel at home, or how to make home a more inclusive and equal place for all.
This Welcoming Week, let’s build home in new ways through virtual spaces, digital sharing, and being together even when we’re alone.
Let’s create home together so everyone feels they belong, no matter where you are, or where you are from, so that each of us has a stake in its future.

See Events from 2020

In 2020, over 100 Welcoming Week events took place from September 12-20 in the U.S. and abroad. See an archived list of events:

See all 2020 events

Welcoming Week 2020 Partners

  • New American Economy
  • Civity
  • CWS Global
  • FixUS
  • More in Common
  • Over Zero
  • YMCA
  • Kennesaw State University
  • I Stand With Immigrants
  • Polco/National Resarch Center
  • Fair Count
  • MomsRising
  • MamasConPoder
  • Get Empowered!
  • International Rescue Committee
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • Aspen Institute Citizenship & American Identity Program
  • Refugee Council USA
  • We Are All USA
  • New American Leaders
  • World Education
  • Upwardly Global
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
  • Civic Dinner
  • Civic Georgia
  • Cities for Action
  • Looking For America
  • Community Science
  • New Americans Campaign
  • Center for Inclusion and Belonging
  • NPNA
  • Prosperity Now
  • ArtPlace
  • NDIA
  • Thought Partnerships
  • Truist
  • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Refugee Congress
  • NALEO Educational Fund
  • Mayors Innovation Project
  • NCRP
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Define American
  • ALA
  • US Census 2020

Welcoming Week would not be possible without our broad coalition of supporters. Interested in partnering with us in 2021? Contact [email protected].

Support a More Welcoming America

Donate or purchase swag to support this and future Welcoming Week events, as well as our broader mission of making America a more welcoming place for all.

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