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Palo Alto Welcome Week for Newcomers

Palo Alto Welcome Week for Newcomers

Palo Alto is already known as an inclusive community and now it is extending the welcome mat by participating in Palo Alto Welcome Week, a community collaboration led by the Palo Alto Family YMCA from September 14-21.

This week is part of the National Welcoming Week and celebrates new Americans and all newcomers to our community. It’s a chance for both immigrants and local residents to get to know each other and learn what unites us as a community. Some of the activities planned are:

  • Welcome Week Kick-off Party at the Palo Alto Art Center for the fall exhibition, Care and Feeding: The Art of Parenthood on Friday, Sept. 14.
  • Take one of several self-guided storytelling walking tours hosted by the Y.
  • Explore immigrant stories through written word and videos at the Palo Alto Libraries, and videos from “Made into America” from the Midpen Media Center.
  • Share your newcomer story of when you (or your family) arrived, and how you contribute to our community (personal or business) - through our online portal.
  • Join us at Avenidas for the Fall Moon Festival on Friday, Sept. 21.  

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Last Updated: August 20, 2018