Lincoln & Lancaster County Welcoming Plan
Creating an environment of welcoming and belonging for New Americans who call Lincoln, Nebraska home.
Welcoming Week 2023
Welcoming Week invites all of Lincoln to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our city. Events throughout Welcoming Week and beyond share food, music, stories, and traditions recognizing the value that diversity offers to all who call Lincoln home.
Join us for Welcoming Week events September 8-17 and beyond!
“We are so very excited to be able to share in and support such a special day for our newest citizens in Lincoln, while celebrating cultural diversity!
We recognize that we are all benefited by the cultural diversity of all of our newest citizens and the stories and histories you bring with you. We know that you’ve come a long way to get to this point! As a firm, we don’t just navigate the intricacies of immigration law for our clients, but we also live in this community, and we’re excited to officially support your decision to become U.S. citizens and support diversity in Lincoln!”
“By welcoming and including new residents in our Lincoln community, we are making Lincoln a stronger, more vibrant place to call home.”
“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 this year and are excited to celebrate our diverse community together!”
What is Welcoming Week?
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.”
“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.”
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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