CVIIC and Welcoming America are pleased to offer the following webinar:
Strategies for More Welcoming Communities during COVID-19 and Beyond
Welcoming America leads a movement of inclusive communities that make everyone who lives in them – including immigrants – feel that they belong. The organization supports over 200 local governments and nonprofits that are reducing divisions and generating greater civic, social, and economic participation among new and longtime residents alike. Join this webinar to learn how Welcoming America’s programs and resources can support your local efforts to ensure immigrants are included in COVID-19 management and over the long-term in your community. In addition to introducing the Welcoming Standard tool and other resources, Christina Pope and George Zavala will share examples of effective programs and policies from the national Welcoming Network. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas from your work as well.
• Christina Pope is Senior Network Director at Welcoming America, where she provides technical assistance and designs programs and strategy for the Welcoming Network. Her membership portfolio comprises the Northeastern United States. Christina’s background is in community development and international education, including prior roles at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the immigrant community-based organization CASA, and public schools in Recife, Brazil as a Fulbright grantee. Christina is based in St. Louis, MO.
• George Zavala is the Western Regional Manager, supporting and growing Welcoming America’s local government and nonprofit membership in the Western United States. His work assists network members in making local policy, program, and systems change that advances inclusion. Before coming to Welcoming America, George was the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development for the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. George is based in Palm Springs, CA.