Celebrate the Power of Inclusion

Welcoming Week promotes cross-cultural understanding and community cohesion by bringing together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity.  In celebration, each of the Greater Seattle YMCA branches is celebrating Welcoming Week in its unique way with a variety of FREE events. Learn more from wall photography and maps, discover new voices at our movie and discussion nights, and meet your neighbor at a potluck or a dance class.

Did you know?

•    Combined, immigrants and their U.S.-born children represent 27% of the population
•    1 in 4 kids under age 6 is a child of immigrants
•    The 2016 Welcoming Week included nearly 400 events in 150 communities, with more than 50,000 people participating, and over 14 million social media impressions


Get on Social Media

West Seattle YMCA staff with their Welcoming Week banners

Download the Welcoming Week banner and post your welcome message to our Twitter page, and use #WelcomingWeek

At the Y, we’re passionate about working towards making our members, and our staff, directly reflect the communities we serve. We want our services to be as accessible to as many people as possible. Financial assistance is always available.