Welcoming Week is September 8-17, 2023

Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.

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Did you host an event during Welcoming Week? Attend an event? We'd love to hear from you! Please take our survey and help us improve the future of Welcoming Week: Survey (English version). The survey is also available in the following languages: SpanishItalianGerman, and French. Please share with your community, including those who volunteered or attended your event, so we can gather the fullest variety of experiences. The survey is open through September 29.

What is Welcoming Week?

Welcoming Week is an annual campaign that celebrates the work in communities to become welcoming places for all, including immigrants. Launched in 2012 by Welcoming America and its members, Welcoming Week provides individuals and organizations the opportunity to showcase their values through events and initiatives that foster connections and collaboration between immigrants and non-immigrants, as well as belonging for all.

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Welcoming Week Sponsor

Thank you, Walmart for being the official sponsor of Welcoming Week 2023. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Welcoming Little Amal to her US Tour

Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has traveled across 13 countries meeting more than a million people.  This fall, between September 7 and November 5, 2023, she will journey 6,000 miles across the United States in one of the largest free public festivals ever created.

Little Amal and Welcoming America hosted a webinar to help build a coalition of partners for Amal's U.S. tour of 35+ cities and towns kicking off during Welcoming Week (September 8-17, 2023).

“Little Amal’s arrival during Welcoming Week and her journey through American communities offers a profound moment of reflection for our nation as we grapple with who belongs and who has the freedom to move.

We are proud to partner with Little Amal, as our member communities work to extend a warm reception that shows the best of who we can be as a welcoming America,” – Rachel Perić, Executive Director of Welcoming America.