Putting Out the Welcome Mat: The Power of Citizenship to Connect Receiving and Newcomer Communities

Last Updated

May 16, 2016

Whether through citizenship mentoring programs, citizenship ceremonies, or positive communications, there are many ways in which refugees and the receiving community can be encouraged to come together to support our nation’s newest members. This webinar featured innovative, localized examples of how citizenship is being leveraged to engage a broader cross-section of Americans and practical advice on how to collaborate with partners on similar efforts in your own community.


  • Stephanie Ali, New American Pathways
  • Homa Naficy, Hartford Public Library
  • Leya Speasmaker, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc