We believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good. Created by YMCA of the USA's national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week, which takes place each year in September, celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. It's a chance for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community!
Welcoming Week 2019 takes place September 13-22.
|Arabic||ahlan'wa sahlab||Ahh-lehn wa Sa-lehn|
|Chinese (Traditional)||huānyíng||Hoo-ahn Ying|
|Hindi||svagat hain||Sva-gaht ha-AIN|
|Portuguese||bem vindo||Beem Veen-doh|
During the month of September, take a moment to let all neighbors know that they are welcome and appreciated in your community by filling out one of the sign templates below. Take a photo with your sign and share it on social media using the hashtags #WelcomingWeek and #YforDSM.
Download an activity card and see how many you can accomplish during Welcoming Week!
Most of our branches are selling these awesome and exclusive 2019 Welcoming Week shirts for $10!
Did you know September 24 is National Voter Registration Day? Visit nationalvoterregistrationday.org to learn how you can get registered and encourage friends, family and neighbors to take this important step toward creating a stronger democracy for all.