Roanoke, VA strives to be a welcoming and inclusive community year round!
For more information about Welcoming Week & Welcoming America, click here.
Everyone is welcome in the City of Roanoke.
Welcoming Week (#welcomingroanoke; #IAmAWelcomer)
The City of Roanoke celebrated its first Welcoming Week in September 2018. More than 400 people participated in a wide variety of events, including a Soccer Party, Intro to Arabic Class, Multilingual Adult Spelling Bee, a free Cultural Intelligence Workshop, Community Potluck and Immigration Discussion, Welcoming Week Trivia, and a LatinX Job Fair. In addition to hosting events, the city distributed 2,400+ welcomer buttons, stickers, flyers, postcards, and posters throughout the community.
The City of Roanoke has received the Gateways for Growth Challenge grant, which will provide technical assistance in creating an immigrant integration plan to help make our community more welcoming and equitable for all people. City staff is diligently working on this plan and will share it later this year.
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine invite you to a self-guided 5K tour through Historic Gainsboro. This event will be open September 14 - October 15. For guidelines and to sign up, click here.
To watch our Welcoming Roanoke Storyteller videos, click here.