Welcoming Roanoke


Welcoming Week 2019 is September 13-22, 2019.

For more information about Welcoming Week & Welcoming America, click here.

welcoming-roanoke-horiz-logoEveryone 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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Additional Welcoming Week Events:
LINK Roanoke Conference 2019
This is the annual conference of the Roanoke Refugee Mental Health Council.
September 19, 2019 @ 8:30am  Blue Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
Cost is $10-$15
For tickets and information, click here. 

Rosh HaShanah Celebration - Shofars at "the Star"
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Trumpets! All are welcome to join in the kick off of the High Holy Day Season with an evening of singing, special sounding the shofar (ram's horn trumpet) & praying over our city.
Sunday, September 29, 2019 6pm-8pm
Mill Mountain Star - Prospect Rd., SE
For more information, click here.
Welcoming Week FINAL 2019 Calendar of Events