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  • Films Without Borders

    February 14, 2017

    University of Dayton's Student Government Association invites the public to join them in their film series titled "Films Without Borders". Participants will dig beyond headlines to view the world of immigrants through a variety of films. Films screen this Tuesday and Friday, and next Tuesday and Friday. Discuss this on Facebook....

    DDN: “City Administration Seeks to Put Immigrants, Refugees at Ease”

    February 3, 2017

    "Dayton’s police chief and top administrator spoke publicly this week to try to reassure the community that the city’s policing strategy will not change despite President Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to crack down on illegal immigration. At Wednesday’s city commission meeting, Chief Richard Biehl again reiterated that his department made one “minor” change to policy to ensure..." Read More Here...

    Mayor Comments on Dayton’s Welcoming Efforts

    January 27, 2017

    A Statement from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley   "The City of Dayton is a welcoming and inclusive community, committed to supporting the success of every person who lives here.  We have made a commitment to treat all residents equally  regardless of where they come from, how they worship or who they love. This acceptance allows our public safety officials to build stronger community ties, which leads to the increased safety to the residents of Dayton.  I am proud to be Mayor of a city that openly supports diversity and its positive effects on the community." Learn more about Mayor Nan ...

    Local Scholars Study Welcome Dayton for Organizational Collaboration, Immigrant Integration

    January 20, 2017

    Theo Majka, a professor at the University of Dayton and Welcome Dayton committee member, and his colleague Jamie Longazel, have published a study on the organizational collaboration and immigrant integration found in the Welcome Dayton initiative. Abstract: Coinciding with a national trend toward the localization of immigration law and policy, the city of Dayton, Ohio, passed the “Welcome Dayton—Immigrant Friendly City” resolution in 2011. This article focuses on the central role played by a coalition of local organizations, staffed by or advocating on behalf of immigrants and refugees, that led up to the initiative’s passage and during its implementation. Characterized by ...

    Report: More Diversity, Higher Wages for All

    January 18, 2017

    From New American Economy: Immigrants hail from a wider range of countries now than at any other point in U.S. history, and today, New American Economy released new research showing that a more diverse America benefits both high- and low-wage workers. The report—an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau—tracks individual workers in 160 U.S. metropolitan areas between 1991 and 2008, and measures how their wages change as their cities or workplaces become more diverse. Diversity, as defined by the authors, means that it is more likely that two people in a city or workplace, chosen at random, are from ...

    Help Wanted: AmeriCorps Vista Member to Support Welcome Belmont Project

    January 17, 2017

    Welcome Dayton is seeking an AmeriCorps Vista Member to develop and support the Welcome Belmont Project. The Vista Member will be responsible for researching best practices related to welcoming school programs and developing curriculum to build sustainability and expand capacity of Welcome Belmont. Welcome Belmont connects and engages students who are recent immigrants and students who are long-time residents of the US. The program seeks to increase the cultural competence of the program participants and also reduce cultural stereotyping. Apply at AmeriCorps.gov today!...