The NAWC integration model empowers immigrants to achieve their full potential and prepares receiving communities to be inclusive through a focus on:
New American Welcome Centers Build Communities that are:
Cohesive: A vibrant society shared and valued by established and newcomer residents of different experiences, histories, ethnicities and backgrounds.
Revitalized: A revitalization of declining communities through the contributions of immigrant families working in tandem with their U.S.-born neighbors.
Inclusive: Communities welcome and embrace all dimensions of diversity and celebrate the rich cultural fabric of our society.
Globally connected: Increased productivity and a robust global economy through an expanded base of multi-lingual and multicultural workers, consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs.
Vibrant democracies: A social and cultural environment in which all groups are accepted as equal members of society with the opportunity—and responsibility— to engage and contribute to the common good.
Secure: A more secure nation where all members of society—regardless of race, national origin, or socio-economic status—live in dignity and equality.
Nationwide, 12 YMCA Associations have established new American welcome centers to serve their communities:
- YMCA of Central Ohio
- YMCA of Greater Boston
- YMCA of Greater Charlotte
- YMCA of Greater Houston
- YMCA of Greater Long Beach
- YMCA of Greater New York
- YMCA of Greater Seattle
- YMCA of Greater Twin Cities
- YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
- YMCA of Snohomish County (WA)
- YMCA of Southern Maine
- YMCA of the University of Illinois