Welcoming Scranton

UNC’s Community Education & Revitalization Department held the 1st Welcoming Scranton celebration at Connor’s Park on Saturday, Sept. 16th.  The event brought together over 350 long term local residents and those new to the country to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone! Activities included interactive art, laughter yoga, balloon animals, origami, face painting, dance, bingo, and children’s story time.  A light lunch was served and everything was free of charge!

Welcoming America leads a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone feel like they belong. Welcoming America believes that all people, including immigrants, are valued contributors who are vital to the success of our communities and shared future.  Today, a growing number of places recognize 
that being welcoming leads to prosperity; Welcoming America provides the roadmap and support they need to become more welcoming toward immigrants and all residents.