301 S Vine St, Ste 102, Urbana, IL 61801 |  welcome@universityymca.org  |  (217) 417-5897

What is Welcoming Week?

Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. With over 25,000 foreign-born individuals living in Champaign County, we all need different opportunities to engage, build mutual understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming all! This year's community-wide celebration will take place Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 22 and feature over 20 fun, family-centered events.

Upcoming Events

Migrants' Attorneys Giving International Cuisine Day

6 Shuman circle, Urbana, 61801, IL
September 7, 2023
1:00 pm
Register Now

Hear Our Stories: Welcoming Week Kickoff Event

Lincoln Square Mall
September 8, 2023
6:00 pm
Register Now

Prairie Stories with the Museum of the Grand Prairie

Museum of the Grand Prairie on 950 N. Lombard, Rt. 47 in Mahomet
September 9, 2023
10:00 am
Register Now

Chinese Culture Festival with the Chinese Heritage Association

Hessel Park Church on 700 W. Kirby Ave. in Champaign
September 9, 2023
5:00 pm
Register Now

Welcoming Week Celebration with Calle Verde

The Urbana Free Library
September 10, 2023
2:00 pm
Register Now

Cake Walk with the Immigration Project

The Urbana Free Library
September 10, 2023
3:00 pm
Register Now

Undocumented Student Ally Training

614 E Daniel Street, Champaign | 4th Floor
September 11, 2023
9:00 am
Register Now

Worldwide Game Night

First Presbyterian Church: 302 W. Church St., Champaign (Corner of Hill and State)
September 11, 2023
4:30 pm
Register Now

Recent News

Immigrant Business Showcase: Digital Coupons

September 1, 2023

Download the 2023 Immigrant Business Showcase Coupons here!

Read More

The Welcoming Week 2023 pocket guide is here!

August 31, 2023

Explore all 2023 Welcoming Week Events with this pocket-sized event guide, which contains the date, time, and location of each event, as well as information about this year's theme, the Immigrant Business Showcase, and our partners.

Read More

Akua Forkuo-Sekyere selected as next Director of the New American Welcome Center

June 24, 2023

Akua Forkuo-Sekyere grew up the daughter of immigrants from Ghana, and she’ll be putting her family experience to work as the next director of the New American Welcome Center at the University YMCA.

Read More
Welcoming Week tabling photo

Want to support this program?

With your gift, you are helping Champaign County fully embrace our immigrant neighbors and their contributions to the social fabric of our community. Any amount is welcome.

Sponsors & Partners

Services

Oh no, looks like there isn't anything here.

Languages Spoken

Service Fees

We currently offer free 30-minute consultations. We have a fee schedule for other services. To be considered for a reduced or waived service fee, please bring proof of income (e.g. paystubs, bank statements, or tax returns).

Oh no, looks like there isn't anything here.

Did you know?

New American Welcome Center team
Welcoming Week tabling photo

Real Impact

Contact Us

This submission form is secured by reCAPTCHA. By submitting this form, you are accepting the Privacy Policy.

Your form has been successfully submitted.

A staff member will reach out to you as soon as possible!

Uh oh, something went wrong. Please try again, and if the issue persists, contact the administrator at nawc.admin@universityymca.org.