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 celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace newcomer immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
Welcoming Week 2020 takes place September 12-20.
Join us for a safe, socially distanced Welcoming Rally at noon on Friday, September 18 at the Wellmark YMCA. Bring a mask and a sign!
Four ways you can be a Welcomer
1. Learn to welcome neighbors in their native language.*
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,#YforDSM and #WelcomingDSM
Did you know September 22 is National Voter Registration Day? Visit ymca.net/vote 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.