We Belong Here: An initiative for immigrant and community engagement

Created by the initiative We Belong Here, this toolkit is designed for libraries and other organizations to create more welcoming and supportive environments for immigrants in their communities through four key areas: positioning, messaging, strategies and tactics, and communications.

We Belong Here is an initiative founded by the Hartford Public Library, a Welcoming Network member in Hartford, CT, to “facilitate the transition of newly-arrived immigrants into the community, nurture strong relationships between long-time immigrant residents and the receiving community and implement programming that will encourage immigrants to become more involved in civic efforts and the overall community.”

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