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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Refugees

Author(s): Islamic Society of North America
Date: October 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This webinar discussed the recent arrivals of Afghan newcomers to the U.S., as well as ongoing efforts by Muslim Americans to assist this population. Featured speakers included Haris Tarin, Rizwan Jaka, Nila Latif, Rifat Malik, and Yaqub Zargarpur. 
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Archived Webinar: New Homes for New Refugees: A Template for Creating a Welcoming Landlord Network in your Community

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords, Welcoming Communities
With recent shifts in federal policy, an almost seven fold increase in the ceiling on refugee admissions to the United States is expected from FY 2020 to FY 2022. For welcoming communities across America, accommodating this increase in refugees presents both an exciting opportunity and a formidable challenge. A significant part of meeting this challenge …

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Toolkit: Creating Your Welcoming Landlord Network

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords, Welcoming Communities
Renting to Refugees in Allegheny County (“Renting to Refugees”) is a collaborative effort between Welcoming Pittsburgh, the All for All Coalition (“All for All”), the Pittsburgh Field Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), and Pittsburgh’s two refugee resettlement agencies, the JFCS Pittsburgh (“JFCS”), and AJAPO Refugee Immigrant Services (“AJAPO”). The purpose …

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Toolkit: Taste of Belonging: A Collection of Recipes and Ways to Strengthen Community Across Differences

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: April 19, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
Created as a toolkit and resource guide, the cookbook is intended for individuals and organizations seeking fresh inspiration and tips for building connections and decreasing prejudice in communities. Recipes were submitted by members, staff, and friends of the Welcoming Network, which comprises more than 200 nonprofit organizations and local governments. Each recipe is accompanied by …

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Archived Webinar: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Partnerships, Welcoming Communities
Hosted on April 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America; and George Zavala, Western Regional Manager at Welcoming America.  As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships that can help meet your local goals. …

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Guide: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 5, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Partnerships, Welcoming Communities
As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships to help meet your goals for refugee inclusion. This guide describes strategies for meaningfully re-engaging public-sector stakeholders, whether you are looking to collaborate with public schools, public health departments, or other public actors. This …

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Evidence Summary: What works to build welcoming and inclusive communities?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 31, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the available interventions for building inclusive communities and their effectiveness. It examines contact-based interventions, bystander interventions, and youth-focused interventions. It also includes implications for practice and research.

Guide: Engaging Local Leaders to Foster Welcoming Communities

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 30, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This is the third in a four-part series of guides on engaging receiving communities in order to advance immigrant inclusion and build stronger, more cohesive communities. It provides information on who community leaders are, recommendations for leadership engagement, and case studies on engaging state and other leaders. Other guides in this series include Building Cohesive Communities …

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Archived Webinar: Leveraging Feedback in Community Engagement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 17, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Media and Communications, Welcoming Communities
This webinar was facilitated by Brianne Casey, Consultant, Community Development and Refugee Resettlement.  By the end of this 60-minute session, you will be able to: Apply relevant community engagement frameworks to your work; Identify effective strategies for utilizing community feedback; and Implement one or more feedback tool(s) to strengthen your community engagement goals. Navigate this …

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Toolkit: Leveraging Feedback in Community Engagement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 11, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This toolkit suggests three ways to integrate basic community feedback structures in your programs: implementing a community consultation working group, conducting an annual volunteer survey, and providing training to staff on responding to community concerns and compliments. It includes a range of tools and templates you can use to integrate these three approaches into your community …

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