"I equate being a welcomer with hospitality – creating an environment where people feel at home; being kind and treating others as you want to be treated."
- Jessica Maslaney, CEO of the Piedmont YMCA Association in Charlottesville, Virginia
Welcoming Week, happening September 10-19, 2021, celebrates the growing movement of communities which fully embrace newcomer immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
Welcoming Week is about standing in solidarity with vulnerable communities, and helping communities move beyond divisions and fragmentation. Join the Piedmont YMCA community in celebrating the newcomer immigrants in our commuity!
You can also download an "I'm A Welcomer" sign from this page, fill it in, and take a selfie to post on our Brooks Family YMCA Facebook page or Piedmont YMCA Facebook page:
'I'm a Welcomer' sign [PDF - your choice of color] >
Email your selfie to our Marketing Director, Alice Dontanville, at firstname.lastname@example.org for help posting it online or for use in YMCA communications!
We can't wait to see your posts and hear your stories! If you have questions or comments, please contact Mindy Dodge at email@example.com or 434.974.9622.
The Brooks Family YMCA and the YMCA Early Learning Center are both part of the Piedmont YMCA Association in Charlottesville, Virginia.