We believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good. Created by YMCA of the USA’s national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week, which takes place each year in September, celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. It's a chance for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community! 

Our events this year will revolve around the concept of bringing community together through food and language. For each event, we will be coming together to make a meal. We will have limited capacity for each event and registration beforehand is required.

We hope you can join in celebrating our community!

Event dates and times:

Wednesday, 9/18/19
7 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, 9/21/19
4 pm to 6:30 pm

Monday, 9/23/19
11 am to  1pm

For any additional information or questions, please email Monica Lai at mlai@ymcasf.org


Monica Lai
(415) 748-3548

Monica leads the Chinatown bilingual membership staff, as well as oversees senior programming and all communications. Monica is dedicated to her staff and is a supportive and motivating leader. She is very clearly devoted to serving her community and nurturing Chinatown's growth to it's highest potential. Monica has worked for the YMCA since the Chinatown branch re-opened in 2010.