Welcoming Beaverton

About Welcoming Beaverton

Welcoming Beaverton is an initiative through the City of Beaverton’s Mayor’s Office to recognize, welcome and support the successful integration of our local immigrant community. The City of Beaverton is a proud member of the national Welcoming Cities and Counties initiative – a network of municipalities across the country working to create more welcoming, immigrant-friendly environments that maximize opportunities for economic growth and cultural vitality for all. Beaverton became a Welcoming City in April 2015.

About Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is an annual series of events that bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity. The events raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming and engage immigrant and receiving community members in activities to strengthen relationships and cross-cultural understanding. This year, Beaverton Welcoming Week will be celebrated from Sept. 16 - 25, 2016.

2016 Welcoming Week Proclamation - Tuesday, September 13


How to be involved:

About the Immigrant Integration Mini-Grants

The City of Beaverton’s Cultural Inclusion Program sponsored mini-grants for small, community driven projects designed to bring together immigrant and receiving communities for the first time in 2016. The goals of the grants are
  1. to increase opportunities for cross-cultural exchange,
  2. support welcoming and connected neighborhoods,
  3. build relationships and understanding to unite residents, and
  4. foster pride in our diverse community.
The grant cycle for 2016 is closed, but check back in early 2017!

The recipients of the 2016 immigrant integration mini-grants are:

  • Spice of Africa,
  • Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon,
  • Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors,
  • the Vose NAC / Islamic Center of Portland,
  • and the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra.