Welcoming Week

News about Welcoming Week in the City of Minneapolis.

The City of Minneapolis is part of Welcoming Americaa network of cities and counties that foster inclusive communities, understanding that when everyone feels like they belong, communities prosper. Welcoming Cities believe that all people, including immigrants, are valuable contributors to society and are vital to the success of our communities and to our shared future. 

Welcoming Week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions and importance of immigrants to our communities and to demonstrate that Minneapolis is a Welcoming City. Get-togethers, readings, potlucks and sporting events are some ways that municipalities choose to celebrate and show welcome to our immigrant and refugee community members.


Twin Cities Immigration Forum

Tuesday, September 13, 4:30-6 p.m.

Watch the Twin Cities Immigration Forum conversation about the contributions of immigrants and refugees in the City of Minneapolis and St. Paul including information from the Journey to Belonging Report.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Naturalization Orientation

Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The City of St. Paul Immigrant and Refugee Program, City of Minneapolis Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and local nonprofit immigration legal service providers will offer an information session about applying for US citizenship both online and in person in honor of Citizenship Day. Coffee and snacks provided.

Nationwide Welcoming Week events

Search all Welcoming Week events on the Welcoming America website.

Forum on renting to refugees and evacuees

Friday, September 23, 2022, 10-11:30 AM

Online forum about renting to refugees and evacuees in Minnesota by the  Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services. The password to watch the video below is: VUi#6B&B

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Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Neighborhood & Community Relations




Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Ave., Room 425
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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