Welcoming Week

Beaverton Welcoming Week, Sep 13-22, 2019; Event series celebrating the values that unite us; #BeavertonWelcomes; graphic with smiling group of diverse people.

About Welcoming Week

National Welcoming Week is an annual series of events designed to bring together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. The week’s activities celebrate the contributions of newcomers and provide opportunities to build cross-cultural relationships and understanding. The 2019 Beaverton Welcoming Week was celebrated alongside more than 2000 events in communities across the country. Beaverton’s next annual celebration will take place Sept. 11 - 20, 2020, as part of the broader city-wide Welcoming Beaverton initiative.

How to be involved:

About Welcoming Week Grants

The City of Beaverton sponsors grants for interactive, community driven projects that create tangible opportunities for immigrants and U.S.-born residents to build cross-cultural relationships during the annual celebration of Beaverton Welcoming Week. These grants support community partners to host a public event or activity that highlights the spirit of the week, for example cultural events, community gatherings, workshops, classes, art exhibitions, film showings, or advocacy events.

Grant objectives:

  1. Support community led projects that increase opportunities for cross cultural exchange
  2. Build Beaverton’s identity as a welcoming city
  3. Build relationships and understanding to unite residents
  4. Foster pride in our diverse community

Awards may be up to $1,500 per project / applicant per year and must be used for activities to take place in Beaverton during Welcoming Week in September.

Application for 2020 funds is now closed..

Questions? Contact equity@BeavertonOregon.gov.

Past Beaverton Welcoming Week Projects

Interested in support for a program or project happening outside the scope of Welcoming Week?

Check out the Year-Round Welcoming Grants.

Thank you to our partners!

2019 Welcoming Week Partners:

  • Spice of Africa
  • Spirit of Grace
  • Arabic House School
  • PDX Friends of Refugees
  • The Immigrant Story
  • Somali Empowerment Circle
  • Salon Amrapali


Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 5 business days to the Cultural Inclusion Team: equity@beavertonoregon.gov.
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