The Welcoming Standard (version 2.0)

What makes communities actually welcoming? How can places seeking to be more inclusive of all residents,
regardless of background, put welcoming values into action?

Since 2017, the Welcoming Standard has provided a roadmap for communities to become welcoming into
practice through seven framework areas. Welcoming America has updated the initial Welcoming Standard to reflect growth in the field and practices that create inclusion and belonging.

The Welcoming Standard version 2.0 and its multiple levels are more comprehensive and intentional. It creates opportunities to build upon work for accomplishing systemic change.

Welcoming Standard version 2.0