Baltimore Welcoming Week

The City of Baltimore hosted Baltimore Welcoming Week September 15 – 21, 2014, joining Welcoming America in celebrating National Welcoming Week.

During Baltimore Welcoming Week, the City of Baltimore highlights the importance of joining together in a spirit of unity to build a better, safer, and stronger Baltimore that embraces both new and native-born Americans.

"Baltimore's success is, in part, contingent upon ensuring that everyone has an equitable stake in their communities. If we want to grow our city, we must be receptive to all cultures and have a mutual understanding of what they represent. In Baltimore, we seek to create an environment where all cultures, ethnicities, and races feel welcomed and that everyone can call home."

-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

For more information about Baltimore Welcoming week, see the official press release.

The BaltiMORE Diverse Initiative: Stories of a Welcoming Baltimore

During Baltimore Welcoming Week, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MIMA) will release a series of videos under The BaltiMORE Diverse Initiative, highlighting the stories of immigrants and the communities that have embraced them.

These videos can be viewed on the mayor's YouTube channel (MayorSRB) under BaltiMORE Diverse: Stories of a Welcoming Baltimore.

The New Americans Task Force Report

As part of Baltimore Welcoming week, Mayor Rawlings-Bake also released The New Americans Task Force report, The Role of Immigrants in Growing Baltimore, Recommendations to Retain and Attract New Americans. Download the report at the New Americans Task Force.