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The Y's New Americans Welcome Center: A Beacon of Hope for Kansas City's Immigrants

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
March 20, 2019
New Americans Welcome Center at North Kansas City YMCA
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City became one of fifteen NAWCs across the country with the grand opening at the North Kansas City YMCA in January 2018.

Community Luncheon Supporting the New Americans Welcome Center

Join us to learn how the North Kansas City YMCA NAWC is helping strengthen our community in the Northland.

Friday, May 10, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North Kansas City YMCA
1999 Iron Street 
North Kansas City, MO 64116


We believe the strength and cohesiveness of our communities is linked to the overall prosperity of the nation. With more than 42 million foreign-born individuals living in the United States, it is more important than ever to foster an environment that encourages immigrant integration and community cohesion. 

The YMCA’s NAWCs are designed to help immigrants—also referred to as newcomers—fully integrate into American society and prepare receiving communities to be welcoming and inclusive. NAWCs accomplish this through a combination of integration services, collaborations with community leaders and businesses, and strategies to connect and build cross-cultural understanding between immigrants and U.S.-born residents.

The North Kansas City YMCA's NAWC has organized more than 20 regional bridge-building and welcoming week events and had more than 50 graduates complete its English as a Second Language program, helping immigrants pursue their dreams of becoming American citizens and promoting inclusion, dignity and equality.

Immigrants make up seven percent of the population in the Kansas City metro area and the Y is committed to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to programs and opportunities to increase their well-being. Join us on Friday, May 10 at the North Kansas City YMCA to learn more about the Y’s NAWC and hear from a student in the English as a Second Language program who will share their journey.

Event Agenda:

11:30 a.m. to noon - Networking
12:05 p.m. -  Welcome
12:10 p.m. - ESL student testimonial
12:20 p.m. - Presentation: NAWC's impact in the community
12:35 p.m. -  Keynote speaker
12:45 p.m. - Closing remarks

For more event information or to purchase tickets, click here or call 816.300.0531.