It takes a village to make your community a more welcoming place.
Join our network of welcomers to get started.
The Welcoming Network is composed of over 300 nonprofits and local governments working to build more inclusive and welcoming communities in the United States. Led by Welcoming America, the Welcoming Network is both a network and a movement, driven by the conviction that communities make better decisions when residents of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives are meaningfully engaged.
By joining as a Welcoming Network member, you receive the tools, resources, technical assistance, and global community of practice to help communities of all sizes become more welcoming places. In turn, members commit to advancing and institutionalizing welcoming efforts in their community and to share their experience and lessons learned with the network, while receiving training, resources, networking, and leveraged funding.
Stories from the Welcoming Network
Connection is the antidote to social division. Communities that intentionally bring people from all walks of life together reap the benefits of being a more welcoming place for all. Intergroup bridging is one way to foster connections among groups from different migration backgrounds. Bridging activities bring people together, and research shows that building bridges between…
Tulsa makes long-term plans to include immigrants in economic development through the Welcoming Economies program
In 2021, the Welcoming Economies program entered its second phase with five participating organizations. We sat down with one of the participants, Diane Eason Contreras, Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services for the YWCA Tulsa – East Community Center, to dig into their experience in the cohort on creating a more welcoming business environment in…
I came to the U.S. in 2004 through the Diversity Visa Program (also known as the DV lottery). It is congressionally-mandated and allows up to 55,000 persons from nations that are historically underrepresented in terms of migration to the United States of America to qualify each year for immigrant visas, which are more commonly known…
What We Offer
Who Can Join
Local governments and nonprofits working on immigrant inclusion issues are welcome to apply for membership.
Eligible at this time
Local governments: city, county, or state level
Nonprofits: organizations, libraries, schools, universities
Not eligible to join at this time
To stand at the leading edge of welcoming and inclusion work amongst truly like-minded people is an honour and privilege.
Dues & Benefits
We offer three levels of annual membership dues:
*General membership cost is based on organizational or departmental budget.
Each level comes with a range of benefits that may include:
- Phone coaching and strategy sessions
- Access to our member-only forum, library, and emails
- Discounts to the Welcoming Interactive conference
- Priority access to scholarships
How to Join
Ready to join the Welcoming Network? Submit your application below. Our staff will review your application and follow up with you about next steps.
Our Network Team
All Welcoming Networks members based in the U.S. receive a dedicated coach and point of contact at from the Network Team at Welcoming America based on their geographic location: