Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is an opportunity to celebrate the values that unite us as neighbors, and to make our communities more welcoming to all those who call Eastern Iowa home. We all search for places #WhereWeBelong. From libraries to schools to workplaces – join us this Welcoming Week from September 9-18 in celebrating the places and spaces that create a sense of belonging for all. 

The Catherine McAuley Center hosted a Refugee Simulation in collaboration with Cornell College and St. Jude Catholic Church on September 15. Participants went through a series of activities to learn more about what refugees experience along their resettlement journey. Check out the KCRG story to get a glimpse of the event.

View a full list of activities happening in Cedar Rapids during Welcoming Week here.