Why We Invested
Throughout the United States, communities are changing. Migration and rapid demographic shifts can spark tension and create new challenges, both for newcomers and long-time residents. In a 21st century world, the strongest communities will be ones where all people can take part in economic, civic, and social life. These places show it is possible to go beyond fear and even tolerance for a bright future for all. Welcoming America’s unique local approach goes beyond a single program or service to work with institutions across the community to reduce the barriers that immigrants face to fully participate and build bridges between newcomers and long-time residents.
Welcoming America does important work to promote pluralism and to build a more inclusive America. Democracy Fund supports their efforts to build upon their success to create Welcoming Communities across America through leadership development programs, and to share their methods of success across our nation.