Advancing Welcoming through Community Foundations

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Against growing levels of global migration, demographic change, and efforts to advance equity and inclusion, community foundations have an interest in — and responsibility to — invest in efforts to create more welcoming local communities. This whitepaper, “Advancing Welcoming through Community Foundations,” explores the potential for greater coordination, collaboration, and investment from community foundations in advancing the vital work of welcoming newcomers into U.S. communities. It also explores the potential of linking the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to the Welcoming Standard as a potential blueprint for community foundations interested in contributing to global collective impact in advancing equity, belonging, and inclusion. 

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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,…

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A Global Welcome: Metro Chicago's Approach to Immigrant Inclusion

More than half the global population lives in metropolitan areas, and this proportion will likely increase throughout the 21st century. A significant contributor to this growth will be immigrants and other newcomers. This report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs examines, through the lens of the city of Chicago, the complexity of the foreign-born community and…

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One Region Initiative: Regional Strategic Welcoming Plan, Phase I

As part of the One Region Initiative, this strategic welcoming plan outlines Phase I of creating an inclusive metro Atlanta region that includes immigrants and refugees. In partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission, the plan serves as a roadmap for the initiative’s steering committee and Welcoming America leadership…

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Welcoming Nashville: Perspectives and Trends

The story of Nashville illustrates that welcoming immigrants isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. As a city that has become more embracing of its foreign born community, Nashville has reaped the economic benefits, becoming a vibrant, global city that attracts talent from across the globe and gains a…

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