Denton, MD – September 13-22, 2019 Caroline County Family YMCA celebrated diversity and inclusion with Welcoming Week. Welcoming Week is a national celebration of the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. Created by YMCA of the USA’s (Y-USA) national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week brings together immigrants and U.S.-born residents at community-based events to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone!
At the Caroline County Family YMCA, we believe communities are at their strongest when everyone feels valued, has support to reach their potential, and can fully participate in society. Today, there are more than 42 million foreign-born individuals living in the U.S.—more than at any other point in history. For us to reach our potential as a society, it is imperative that immigrants have access to integration services and receiving communities are prepared to welcome all.
During Welcoming Week, local governments, businesses, non-profits, social services agencies, community organizations, and individuals joined the Caroline County Family YMCA to celebrate diversity and foster community cohesion.
Special thanks to Town of Denton, YMCA Staff, Caroline County Public Schools, Denton Police Department, Denton Volunteer Fire Company, Wharves of Choptank Heritage and Visitor Center, Caroline County Public Library, N.A.P., Positive Strides Inc., Edward Jones, Patti Petal’s, QuickFix Phones, Nich’s Coffee Shop, and all of you who helped to bring together our community thru the message of unity, diversity, respect, and inclusion.