September 13-22  

Welcoming Week is all about what the Y does best – helping people
reach their potential and bringing the community together! 


Welcoming Week, an initiative of Y-USA's national partner Welcoming America, celebrates the growing movement of communities across the U.S. that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. During Welcoming Week, communities bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

2019 Welcoming Week Events


Corpening Memorial Y

Sept. 20

  • Community Swim Night, 4-6 p.m.

Sept. 21

  • Zumba Family Fiesta, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Reuter Family Y

Sept. 16

  • Voter Registration

Sept. 17

  • Multicultural Potluck Lunch at 11 a.m.

Sept. 18

  • Presentation by Pisgah Legal Services on Immigration Law and Policy 11 a.m. 

Sept. 20

  • Feature Zumba Class with Curtis at 6:30 p.m.

Y at Mission Pardee Health Campus

Snacks from around the world, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more. 

Ferguson Family Y

Sept. 15

  • Zumba Dance Class, 1:30-3 p.m.

Sept. 20

  • Special Parents Night Out 

Sept. 21

  • Fun Around the World, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Woodfin Y

Games from across the globe, voter registrations, and more. 

Hendersonville Family Y

Family-friendly events all week long. 

Asheville Y

Sept. 18

  • Dance-A-Thon 

Black Mountain Y

Sept. 16

  • Cookies Around the World