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Welcoming Week 2021

welcoming week 2021

Join us for Welcoming Week 2021, September 10-19!

Welcoming Week brings together organizations, communities, and neighbors of all backgrounds to build connections and continue to make cities like Pittsburgh a more welcoming place. 

Join us for some of these great events and initiatives to help welcome our newest neighbors and continue to make Pittsburgh a place where everyone can belong.

Join in the Welcoming America Livestream Kickoff tonight (9/9) at 6pm.

Coming Home to Pittsburgh: Local Immigrant Leaders Share Their Stories
9/12 @ 4pm – Hear immigrant leaders talk about building their home and community in Pittsburgh. Speakers include: Pralad Mishra (Bhutan), Hanifa Nakiryowa (Uganda), Noorulhaq Fazly (Afghanistan), and Zermina Sarwari (Afghanistan). Register here >

Allegheny County Welcoming Week Panel
9/14 @ 12pm –
Join Allegheny County Department of Human Services for a panel with JFCS, Hello Neighbor, and Bethany Christian Services to talk about challenges immigrants face and how to make our city more welcoming. Register here or email DHS-OEE@alleghenycounty.us

Let’s Talk: Education
9/17 @ 11:30am –
Join Immigrant Services and Connections (ISAC) to explore common challenges we see immigrant kids struggling with, organizations we refer to, and the programs they offer. This event is for service providers, by service providers. Register here >

YMCA Pittsburgh Gift Card Fundraiser
Join JFCS and YMCA of Pittsburgh in supporting new refugee arrivals by sponsoring gift cards! Gift cards can help us supply new refugee families with school supplies, transportation and gas, groceries and diapers, and clothes and toys! Sponsor a gift card >

Looking for Pro-Bono Attorneys & Legal Volunteers for Afghans
We need pro-bono attorneys and volunteers who can fill out legal paperwork to assist with family reunification, SIV applications, and green card applications for Afghan refugees in Pittsburgh! Register to help our legal team.

Write Welcome Letters for Afghan Refugees
Help us welcome our newest neighbors with encouraging letters welcoming them to Pittsburgh! The letters will be compiled into a book for them, and you’ll receive a PDF copy in your inbox! Head to jfcspgh.org/help and choose “Write welcome letters.”