Welcoming Week 2023: September 8-17

Reminding the Greater Nashua Community that Belonging Begins With Us


The YMCA of Greater Nashua Celebrates Welcoming Week and Reminds the
Greater Nashua Community that Belonging Begins with Us


Welcoming WeekThis Welcoming Week (September 8-17), the YMCA of Greater Nashua will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Each year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of the country. The event is an opportunity for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites people as a community.

“At the YMCA of Greater Nashua, we believe the Greater Nashua Community is stronger when everyone in the community feels welcome and we can all work together for the common good,” said Micheal LaChance, CEO. “We are proud to be a part of Welcoming Week, which is demonstrating that in places large and small, rural and urban, people of all backgrounds are coming together to create stronger communities. It is a time to celebrate the shared values that unite us as neighbors, parents and colleagues, and to make our towns more welcoming to newcomers and to everyone who calls our community home.”


Welcoming Week, YMCA of Greater Nashua


During Welcoming Week, the YMCA of Greater Nashua asks that you engage with the posts on our web site, visit our branches to participate in events happening there, and utilize the below lists to further enrich your Welcoming Week experience:

Welcoming Week Activity Card (Click Here)
Download and share these nine fun and easy ways to expand your perspective and make your community a more welcoming place for all. How many can you accomplish this week? Share them with us and with your friends and family on social media using hashtag #NMYMCAWelcomingWeek

Welcoming Week World Map Activity
Visit one of our branches to have a chance to mark your country of origin or heritage on a large world map we have displayed to help showcase the diversity that your Y represents!

Welcoming Week Branch Activities
Stay tuned for further information on the activities that will be happening in our branches during Welcoming Week. We’ll update the list here from now through Welcoming Week.

Share your experience with us on social media using hashtag  #NMYMCAWelcomingWeek


About the Y

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide. ymca.org

Welcoming Week

About Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is an annual campaign and celebration to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants. Launched in 2012 by Welcoming America and its members, Welcoming Week provides individuals and communities the opportunity to proclaim welcoming values through events and local initiatives that foster mutual understanding between immigrants and non-immigrants, as well as deeper belonging for all.

About Welcoming America

Welcoming America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that leads a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by ensuring everyone belongs. Through the Welcoming Network, we work to change systems and culture by providing communities the roadmap they need to create welcoming policies and share new approaches to inclusion to create an environment where everyone can truly thrive. Learn more at welcomingamerica.org

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