The 8th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards ceremony was held virtually on September 18, 2021. The event was held as part of Welcoming Week 2021. The City’s Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights was a partner in the awards celebration. The City congratulates all these winners of a 2021 Welcome Award:
- Business Leadership Award – Maize Mexican Grill
- Community Impact Award – Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Task Force
- Distinguished Service to Immigrants Award– Greg Springer
- Immigrant Leadership Award – Korinta Maldonado
- Student Leadership Award – Daniella DiStefano
- The Claire Szoke Lifetime of Service Award – John Muirhead
The Welcome Awards were sponsored by C-U Immigration Forum with co-sponsors Immigrant Services of Champaign Urbana, Urbana Arts and Culture Program, University YMCA New American Welcome Center, The Urbana Free Library, The Refugee Center, The Immigration Project, the City of Champaign, and the City of Urbana.