New American Economy and Welcoming America have selected the Dayton Human Relations Council (HRC) to receive a Gateways for Growth Challenge (G4G) research and technical assistance award.

The Human Relations Council’s Welcome Dayton program will use Gateways for Growth resources to study the impacts of immigrant communities in Dayton and to evaluate and strengthen the Welcome Dayton immigrant friendly city initiative.

Welcome Dayton, launched in 2011, supports integration of immigrants into the Dayton community by encouraging business and economic development, providing access to education, government, health and social services, ensuring equity in the justice system, and promoting arts and culture.