Welcoming Week 2019 is September 13-22, 2019 but Roanoke, VA strives to be a welcoming and inclusive community year round! Stay tuned for Welcoming Roanoke events!
For more information about Welcoming Week & Welcoming America,click here.
Everyone is welcome in the City of Roanoke.
Welcoming Week (#welcomingroanoke; #IAmAWelcomer)
The City of Roanoke celebrated its first Welcoming Week in September 2018. More than 400 people participated in a wide variety of events, including a Soccer Party, Intro to Arabic Class, Multilingual Adult Spelling Bee, a free Cultural Intelligence Workshop, Community Potluck and Immigration Discussion, Welcoming Week Trivia, and a LatinX Job Fair. In addition to hosting events, the city distributed 2,400+ welcomer buttons, stickers, flyers, postcards, and posters throughout the community.
The City of Roanoke has received the Gateways for Growth Challenge grant, which will provide technical assistance in creating an immigrant integration plan to help make our community more welcoming and equitable for all people. City staff is diligently working on this plan and will share it later this year.
Find out more information and take the survey at PlanRoanoke.org.
Check out our Welcoming Week "Storyteller Videos" by clicking here.
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- May 1, 2020: Lebanese Food Festival St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church Roanoke, VA 24017 http://lebanesefestival.steliaschurch.org/wp/
- May 16, 2020: Local Colors Elmwood Park, 706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke http://localcolors.org/
- September 1, 2020: Henry St. Heritage Festival Elmwood Park, 706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke https://harrisonmuseum.com/henry-street-heritage-festival/
- Citizenship Classes, ESOL Classes, Tutoring: Blue Ridge Literacy https://www.blueridgeliteracy.org/