Welcoming Week
September 12-20

Welcoming Week is a chance for immigrants and U.S.-born neighbors to connect—virtually
or at a safe physical distance—and celebrate what unites us as a community. JOIN US!

Monday, September 14, 6:00 - 7:30 PM - Ethnic Bridge Building Discussion
Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 PM - Fort Wayne Museum of Art Bilingual Tour
Wednesday, September 16, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Job Fair
Thursday, September 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Cultural Awareness Training 

Thursday, September 17, 6:30 PM - Fort Wayne Museum of Art Bilingual Tour
Friday, September 18 (Time to be determined) - Service Project with NeighborLink

All Week: "Fill a Box" Food Drive

Ethnic Bridge Building Discussion

Join us for a discussion about experiences with Race in America from various perspectives. Panelists will include Y members from various countries including Burma, India, Nigeria, and Thailand. The discussion will take place at Jackson R Lehman Family YMCA on Monday, September 14 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Teen room. Overflow, if needed, will be in the Conference room. The discussion will also be LIVE streamed on Jackson R Lehman's YouTube page. 

This event will be socially distanced with a limited number of participants allowed and masks will be required. Please register to save your space!

There is no cost to participate in this event, and it is open to the public.

Please contact Tabitha Ervin at 260755.4949 for questions!

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Fort Wayne Museum of Art Bilingual Tours

Join the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Language Services Network for free bilingual tours in Burmese and Spanish. September 15 and 17 at 6:30 pm. Questions? Contact: lsnfortwayne@yahoo.com 

Job Fair

Looking for a job? Come meet and network with more than 20 Northeast Indiana employers. Wednesday, September 16 1-3 pm in the gymnasium at the Central Branch YMCA located at 1020 Barr Street. Interpreters will be available. To participate in the Job Fair you must register online by September 14, 2020.  Click here for directions to the Job Fair. 

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Cultural Awareness Training

Learn ways to enhance cross-cultural understanding, relationships, and engagement among all members of your organization. Sept. 17, 2-4 pm at the Allen County WorkOne. RSVP to: Francisco_Townsend@fwymca.org

NeighborLink Volunteer Project

Join us on Friday, September 18th for a 3-hour service project to assist our newcomer neighbors with basic home maintenance/ repair projects, such as painting, cleaning, yard work, and handiwork.

"Fill a Box" Food Drive Project:

Want to help local newcomer families in need? Fill a box (pick-up and drop-off at your local Y branch) or donate ($20 buys one box) to help us reach our goal of 100 boxes of frequently-used food items for our immigrant and refugee community. Boxes accepted through September 21.

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*Please note that Masks and social distancing will be enforced. For questions or to register, please contact: Francisco Townsend.