Items tagged: Welcoming Week

Announcing the 2020 Recipients of the Immigrant Welcome Awards

The highlight of a very hard year in immigration is the announcement of the 7th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards. The 2020 Immigrant Welcome Award recipients are: Business Leadership Award – Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Community Impact Award – Chinese American Association at Central Illinois (CAACI) Distinguished Leadership Service Awards – Nils Jacobsen Leadership Awards – […]


City Co-Hosts Welcoming Week Kick Off

The City of Champaign and the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the Welcoming Week Kick off on September 13, 2019 in the parking lot in front of the Orpheum Children’s Museum in Downtown Champaign.  Attendees heard upbeat performances from Abraham Mellish and Jean-Rene Balekita and Bomoyi Ministries. Welcoming Week is a nationwide celebration […]


City of Champaign and the University YMCA Co-Hosting Welcoming Week 2019 Kick-Off Celebration

Welcoming Week 2019 will start with a community celebration in front of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum (346 N. Neil Street, Champaign) on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this free event full of food, music, entertainment, and giveaways. Event highlights include a welcome address by the mayors […]


Atrium Display Case Highlights Welcoming Week

Staff from the New American Welcoming Center at the University YMCA stopped by the City Building to decorate the Atrium display case for the month of September. The display highlights the upcoming Welcoming Week, being marked from September 14 – 23. The week will culminate with the 5th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards on Saturday, September 22. […]