Welcoming

Call to action

Stop the Senate’s harmful immigration proposal for families & communities

It is unacceptable to trade away life-saving protections. The U.S. must honor its values of welcoming families and people seeking safety. Instead, the Senate is proposing to trade away life-saving protections in current immigration and asylum law as part of other funding negotiations. These changes would create more chaos at the border, sending children, mothers, […]

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Legislative Update

2024 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced almost 600 new bills and proposed constitutional amendments this session and we’re ready to fight for justice and opportunity at the Capitol! Nebraska Appleseed Priority Bills  Here are some of the legislative priorities that Appleseed is supporting during the 2024 session. ⤵️ Supporting young people navigating the child welfare system Expanding

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Join us at the 2024 Welcoming Interactive in Dallas, Texas!

As we all navigate the path towards fostering inclusivity and belonging for all in our communities, here’s an exciting opportunity on the horizon – the Welcoming Interactive happening from April 10-12, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. The Welcoming Interactive provides a unique platform to learn from successful practices and inspiring examples of immigrant inclusion.  In Dallas,

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Call to action

Urgent: Tell Congress to Protect People Seeking Safety

Children and families making the impossible decision to leave home in order to escape violence and seek safety need dignified and safe processes to do so. Seeking safety through asylum is a life-saving protection and a human right under U.S. and international law. It must continue to be honored under immigration law.  Currently Congress is

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News

Embracing Diversity: Lincoln Community Unites at School Board Meeting for Inclusive Education

As we all are actively creating opportunities for immigrant community members to engage with local governments, we wanted to share this recent example with you. In a powerful display of unity and advocacy, a diverse group of community members – hailing from various backgrounds including immigrants, refugees, and indigenous people – came together at a

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Photos + Videos from Your Welcoming Week!

Welcoming Week 2023 has been a beautiful celebration of diversity, inclusion, and building bridges through connected communities – with a few more events still to come! This year, creative Welcomers across Nebraska hosted over 50 events from Scottsbluff to South Sioux City, including parades, business tours, and community clean-ups, as neighbors came together to share

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Welcoming Week is Underway: Local Events inside!

Let’s Keep Celebrating Welcoming Week!September 8-17 and beyond! From citizenship ceremonies to multicultural storytimes, to celebrating immigrant entrepreneurs, we’re loving all the ways Nebraskans are celebrating Welcoming Week 2023! There are still lots of local events to come! Take a look and invite a friend or family member to join you!  Here’s how to participate:

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Welcoming Week events across Nebraska: September 8-17!

Get ready for Welcoming Week 2023:September 8-17 and Beyond! Welcoming Week is here! Join community members across Nebraska and the world in celebrating the values that unite us as neighbors, parents, and colleagues to make our communities more welcoming to all!  We invite you to participate by finding an event near you to celebrate diversity,

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See you August 18 to Discuss Everyday Racism – Fostering Inclusion & Belonging Series

Join community leaders from across Nebraska who are building inclusive and vibrant communities!  Building Capacity for Racial Equity & JusticeFriday August 18, 202310:00-11:30 am CT (9:00-10:30 am MT) on Zoom In this virtual session of the Fostering Inclusion and Belonging series we’ll share tools, strategies and an exercise to support our journey for racial equity

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