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We Welcome Everyone

This Welcoming Week, taking place September 14-23, 2018, the YMCA of San Francisco will join Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide in hosting events to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Welcoming Week activities are being offered at our branches and are open to the public. Mark your place of origin on a map of the world, watch a film about Chinese immigrants, dance at a multicultural ballroom event, or partake in a multicultural meal; these are all examples of Welcome Week activities at our various branches.

Welcome to the YMCA

At the YMCA of San Francisco, we believe we are stronger when everyone in the community feels welcome and we can all work together for the common good. We are proud to be a part of Welcoming Week, which is demonstrating that in places large and small, rural and urban, people of all backgrounds are coming together to create stronger communities. It is a time to celebrate the shared values that unite us as neighbors, parents and colleagues, and to make our towns more welcoming to newcomers and to everyone who calls our community home.

“These events are part of a powerful and growing movement in our country and around the world, demonstrating that communities want to be welcoming,” said Rachel Peric, Executive Director of Welcoming America. “Welcoming Week is a reminder of the resilient and inclusive spirit of American communities. Thousands of local leaders nationwide are bringing their communities together to bridge divides and build stronger local economies where everyone belongs.”