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ABOUT US

In the United States, with a good idea and enough hard work,

anything is possible. The entrepreneurial drive and spirit of our

country is built on our diversity of origins. It is what drew the first people

to the U.S. and what continues to drive American business. American

success is a result of our many distinct experiences, not in spite of it.

We're kicking things off this June with the first ever Immigrant Heritage Month, a nationwide effort to gather and share inspirational stories of immigration in America.

 

 

Immigrants have played a starring role in the history and culture of the

 United States. For the month of June, we will focus on telling some of the

stories that shaped this country. The month will include partnerships

with corporations, media outlets, organizations, celebrities,

athletes, faith, civic and political leaders.

We are Welcome.us, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating a United States that is fueled by an immigrant tradition.

The Honorary Board

Mark Zuckerberg

CEO - Facebook

Russell Simmons

Chairman - RUSH Communications

Paul Wesley

Actor

Joely Fisher

Actor

Jonathan Del Arco

Actor

Ali Noorani

Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

Jamie Lee Curtis

Actor

Jared Leto

Actor

David Lubell

Executive Director,

Welcoming America

Dr. James Zogby

Founder and President,

Arab American Institute

Jose Antonio Vargas

Journalist, Filmmaker & Advocate

The Honorable Kasim Reed

Mayor of Atlanta

Dr. Paul Song

Physician, Biotech Executive, Progressive Activist

Lorella Praeli

Advocacy & Policy Director,

United We Dream

People

This June, share your story on

#WelcomeUs

Michael Bolton

Musician

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Actor

David Blaine

Magician

The Honorable Eric Garcetti

Mayor of Los Angeles

Joe Lonsdale

Partner, Formation 8

Jeff Rothschild

Vice President of Infrastructure Software, Facebook

Aditya Agarwal

Vice President of Engineering, Dropbox

Ron Conway

Special Advisor, SV Angel

Hosain Rahman

CEO and Founder, Jawbone

AJ Jacobs

Author, 'The Year of Living Biblically' and 'Drop Dead Healthy'

Hadi Partovi

Co-Founder and President,

Code.org

Alison Pincus

Co-Founder and Chief Partnership Officer, One Kings Lane

Angela Maria Kelley

VP Immigration Policy, Center

for American Progress

Wendy D. Cervantes

Director, Center for

Children of Immigrants,

First Focus

Barbara Arnwine

 President & Executive Director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee)

Max Levchin

Co-Founder and Chairman,

PayPal and Yelp

Tony Krantz

Producer and Director

Skylar Grey

Musician

Elon Gold

Comedian, Actor, and Writer

Jay Kogen

Comedy writer

Jim Breyer

Partner, Accel Partners

Kenny G

Musician

Lawrence Bender

Producer

Padma Warrior

Chief Technology & Strategy

Officer, Cisco

Steve Chen

Co-founder, YouTube

Mark Pincus

Founder, CEO & Chief

Product Officer, Zynga

Wences Casares

Founder & CEO at Xapo

Marielena Hincapie

Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

Ruchi Sanghvi

Vice President of Operations,

Dropbox

Sally Field

Actor

Rev. John L. McCullough

President and CEO, Church

World Service, Inc.

Billy Lawless

Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform

Macy Gray

Musician

Eugene Jarecki

Author and Filmmaker

Pramila Jayapal

Chair, We Belong Together

Harry E. Johnson, Sr.

President/CEO, The

Memorial Foundation

Mayor Edwin M. Lee

City of San Francisco

Mayor Michael Nutter

City of Philadelphia

Lisa Kudrow

Actor

Hari Kondabolu

Comedian and Writer

Anna Deavere Smith

Actress, Playwright, and Professor

The Honorable Nan Whaley

Mayor of Dayton, OH

Angelica Salas

Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Sofia Vergara

Actor

Jason Mraz

Musician

Darren Walker

President of the Ford Foundation

Norman Lear

Writer and Producer

Tony Hernandez

Co-Founder, Producer of

Immigrant Archive Project

The Honorary Host Committee

The Honorable Tony Cardenas

(CA - 29)

The Honorable Andre Carson

(IN-07)

The Honorable Joseph Crowley

(NY - 14)

The Honorable Tulsi Gabbard

(HI-02)

The Honorable Mike Honda

(CA - 14)

The Honorable Jared Polis

(CO - 02)

The Honorable Tim Ryan

(OH - 13)

The Honorable Linda Sanchez

(CA - 38)

The Founding Team

Joe Green

Chair

 

Tolu Olubunmi

Executive Director

 

Michael Broukhim

Co-Founder

 

Dan Adler

Media Director

Jen Martin

Project Lead

 

BECOME A PARTNER

Immigrant Heritage Month is a platform open to all.

Here are a few easy ways to get involved:

Become an official

partner, have your logo

featured on our website

Leverage your social

media accounts, help

create and share content with #welcomeus

Brand existing events

in June as part of

Immigrant Heritage Month

Story sharing, share your

own personal immigrant

story, or highlight stories from

within your communities

Issue a press release stating

your involvement

with Welcome.us and

recognizing June as IHM

Please email                                     to get involved or download a toolkit for

info@welcome.us

CONNECT WITH US

Copyright © 2014 Welcome.us. All rights reserved.

HANDCRAFTED BY VIBRANCY

The Honorable Steny Hoyer

(MD - 05)

Partners

FEATURED PARTNER

To celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month, PowerMyLearning and Welcome.us have teamed up to create playlists of fun educational activities focusing on immigration in America.

 

The Honorable Luis Gutiérrez

(IL - 04)

The Honorable Renee Ellmers

(NC-02)

Let the learning begin!