During this annual series of events across the country, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, returning citizens, international students, and long-time residents in a spirit of unity to build strong connections across the community and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Welcoming Week 2019 takes place Sept. 13-22. In 2018, there were over 2,000 events in 400 communities during the week, with more than 80,000 people participating and over 14 million social media impressions. This will be the first celebration in the Mahoning Valley.

For more information on Welcoming Week, visit Welcoming America


Using the calendar below, you can find information on all of the official Welcoming Week events in the Mahoning Valley. The ThriveMV team will be at each event listening to what you, the residents of the Mahoning Valley, have to say about how our region is or can be more welcoming.


Want to get involved during welcoming week? Here are a few ways to participate:

  • Attend an official Welcoming Week event
  • Use the hashtags #WelcomingWeek and #IWelcome on social media
  • Show your support by adding our Welcoming Week social media profile photo frame
    Facebook: Go to and search for Welcoming America
    Twitter: Go to to add the frame to your profile photo
  • Consider hosting an event for Welcoming Week next year
  • Donate to Thrive Mahoning Valley. We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donation will be used to directly impact our welcoming initiatives here in the Mahoning Valley. Click here to donate


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