Find archived webinars, toolkits, links, and more to aid you in your work here. New resources will continue to be added, so be sure to check back frequently. Use the filter options below to sort the resources by type and topic.

Seeds of Growth

Toolkit

Is your community harnessing the potential of immigrant entrepreneurs to spur economic growth and job creation? This tool will introduce you to practical ways to leverage the opportunities that exist when you include immigrant entrepreneurs in local economic development strategies and programs.

Strategic Communications Refresher

Archived Webinar

As you plan for the year ahead, join Welcoming America for a strategic communications refresher to help you address anticipated challenges and new opportunities to share your message in 2017. In this webinar, you will learn how to manage challenging communications situations through proactive, positive messaging that creates greater welcome for refugees. Amanda Cooper, author of our toolkits Reframing Refugees: Messaging Toolkit and Stand Together: Messaging about Muslims and Refugees in Challenging Times, will join us for a review of these two important resources.

What Germany Taught Us About Welcoming Refugees

Archived Webinar

Listen into a discussion with four participants from the 2016 Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange. Learn more about what Germany is doing at this historic time to welcome refugees. Panelists share their greatest lessons learned from the exchange and good ideas for replication back in the United States. Details on how to apply for the 2017 Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange are covered.

Creating Inclusive Economies: How to open up opportunities to refugees

Archived Webinar

Learn how to include refugees in your community's economic development opportunities - from creating inclusive training to culturally competent lending programs. You'll come away from the webinar with two promising practices to emulate and beginning steps to weaving economic development into your everyday work.

Putting Out the Welcome Mat: The Power of Citizenship to Connect Receiving and Newcomer Communities

Archived Webinar

Whether through citizenship mentoring programs, citizenship ceremonies, or positive communications, there are many ways in which refugees and the receiving community can be encouraged to come together to support our nation’s newest members. This webinar will feature innovative, localized examples of how citizenship is being leveraged to engage a broader cross-section of Americans and practical advice on how to collaborate with partners on similar efforts in your own community.

Building Bridges to Welcome LGBTI Refugees

Archived Webinar

LGBT refugees face unique challenges when settling into their new communities. In this webinar we featured examples of how refugee serving organizations and their community partners have collaborated to create greater welcome for LGBT refugees. Learn how to initiate similar efforts in your own community.