Lincoln & Lancaster County Welcoming Plan

Creating an environment of welcoming and belonging for New Americans who call Lincoln, Nebraska home.

Welcoming Week is a worldwide annual celebration that invites communities of all sizes to celebrate inclusive societies and deepen their commitment to creating places that are welcoming to everyone, including immigrants and refugees.

Lincoln Welcoming Week 2023 was our biggest yet featuring 23 events! Through dozens of local partnerships with city, county, and nonprofit entities, as well as small business and individuals over 8,000 people attending Lincoln Welcoming Week events. Check out our Lincoln Welcoming Week recap HERE.

Welcoming Week 2024

Welcoming Week 2024 plans are currently underway, and you can be part of the fun!

We need local partners who share our passion for celebrating diversity in Lincoln. We are seeking corporate sponsors, large and small, to help fund this community effort. Sponsor partners demonstrate their leadership in cultivating welcoming and belonging in Lincoln.

We’re also looking to recruit event partners who would like to host a Welcoming Week event. Partner events can be large or small, community wide or internal (for staff only). The possibilities are endless!

Interested in becoming a Lincoln Welcoming Week 2024 Sponsor or Event Partner? Check out the links below for more information.

Questions? Contact Lisa at [email protected].

Our Sponsors




“At the Lincoln Community Foundation, we believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion, respect, and inclusion. By adopting Belonging as one of our organization’s core values, we strive to be proactive and intentional about creating equitable opportunities in our community. We are a proud sponsor of Welcoming Week again this year and are excited to celebrate our diverse community together!”

What is Welcoming Week?

About Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is an annual campaign that celebrates the work in communities to become welcoming places for all, including immigrants. Launched in 2012 by Welcoming America and its members, Welcoming Week provides individuals and organizations the opportunity to showcase their values through events and initiatives that foster connections and collaboration between immigrants and non-immigrants, as well as belonging for all.

Lincoln/Lancaster County Welcoming & Belonging Strategic Plan

“Lincoln is a strong and vibrant city. Part of what makes Lincoln a great community are the many immigrants and refugees from all over the world who have made their home here. These New Americans contribute to our thriving and diverse culture.”

Mayor Lerion Gaylor-Baird

“Our community is stronger, more vibrant and prosperous when everyone feels they belong. When people feel they belong, they add to our cultural fabric, economic growth, global competitiveness and overall prosperity and vibrancy for current and future generations.”

Lancaster County Board of Commissioners

The Lincoln Lancaster County Welcoming & Belonging Strategic Plan is supported by more than 80 entities including city, county, and nonprofit partners. The leadership of the New Americans Task Force is also key to the implementation of the Welcoming Plan.

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