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International Institute of St. Louis Joins with Welcoming America and Hundreds of Communities to Celebrate New Americans during Welcoming Week
ST. LOUIS (Sept. 19, 2017) Now through Sept. 24, the International Institute of St. Louis, the St. Louis Region's Welcoming Center for New Americans, is celebrating Welcoming Week to recognize immigrant contributions to our bi-state region.

" We at the International Institute of St. Louis are proud to be a part of Welcoming Week, which is demonstrating that in places both large and small, rural and urban, people of all backgrounds are coming together to create stronger communities," said International Institute of St. Louis President & CEO Anna E. Crosslin. "It is a time to celebrate the values that unite us as neighbors, parents, and colleagues, and to make St. Louis a more welcoming place to newcomers and to everyone who calls our community home." 

Here's a link to events that are happening in the St. Louis area this Welcoming Week: Welcoming Week events . Please select the "sort by date" option to see the full listing of programs and events.

About International Institute of St. Louis
The International Institute, established in 1919, is a pioneer in the field of diversity. In all our comprehensive array of adjustment services reaches more than 7,500 immigrants and refugees from 75 countries annually. The purpose of the International Institute is to be the St. Louis region's Welcoming Center for New Americans. Its programs are arranged in three pillars of service: Immersion, Investment, and Inclusion.

About Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is an annual celebration bringing together thousands of people and hundreds of local events that celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role communities play to foster greater welcome. Welcoming Week is held across the country and is now expanding to other parts of the world. Welcoming America is leading a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone
who lives there know they belong. Welcoming America believes that all people, including immigrants, are valued contributors and vital to the success of both our communities and our shared future.

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