This week, You’re Welcome in Omaha will join Welcoming America affiliates across the country to celebrate the first National Welcoming Week. Across Omaha, throughout schools, public places and businesses, posters designed by local artists will spread a message of “Welcome” in many languages. Other community activities will be posted at NebraskaIsHome.org
More than 20 Omaha organizations and businesses have signed on in support of this growing movement recognizing and promoting the contributions immigrants bring to the city and developing efforts to welcome them.
Omaha Public Schools will be posting You’re Welcome posters throughout the district’s 85 schools in honor of National Welcoming Week. Volunteers will also post the colorful designs in public places and businesses around town.
During the week of September 15-22, across the country, longtime residents and immigrant neighbors will join together in local activities promoting meaningful connections and a spirit of unity.
National Welcoming Week is coordinated by Welcoming America, an Atlanta-based national nonprofit collaborative that works to promote mutual respect and cooperation among foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. Welcoming Week will bring together efforts around the country that recognize our communities are strongest when everyone who lives in them feels welcome.