Welcoming Week


September 15-24, 2017

Mark your calendar for 2017 National Welcoming Week! Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace New Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. Created by YMCA of the USA’s national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week brings together immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone! Click here to see highlights from the YMCA of Greater Seattle’s 2016 Welcoming Week event!

Learn More About Y Newcomer Integration

The Y has a long history of serving immigrants and helping receiving communities to be prepared and welcoming. Through integration services such as refugee resettlement and adult education classes like English as a Second Language (ESL), the Y empowers people to be self-reliant, connected and contributing members of their new communities.  Click here to watch how the YMCA of Greater Houston helps newcomers – including vulnerable refugee populations – transition well into their new community.



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