Welcoming San Diego is a multi-sector effort to advance the civic, social and economic integration of immigrants and refugees. We envision a vibrant, inclusive, and safe binational region that attracts families and businesses from around the world and that all San Diegans can flourish in.
As the birthplace of California, San Diego is a gateway for newcomers searching for freedom and opportunity. Our strength and future is tied to our ability to ensure New Americans can fully participate in civic life, access public resources, and contribute their skills.
San Diego was recently awarded the Gateways for Growth grant to bring together local government, nonprofits, educational institutions and businesses to develop a strategic plan on immigrant integration. We will convene residents and community leaders to contribute ideas throughout first half of 2018 that will culminate in a plan that includes recommendations on policies, practices and innovations to create a more welcoming environment and improve the quality of life for all in our dynamic binational region for the next three to five years.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
San Diego International Affairs Board
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Business for Good
San Diego Unified School District
RISE San Diego
City of San Diego
County of San Diego
Office of Mayor Kevin Faulconer
Erin Tsurumoto Grassi
San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
San Diego Human Relations Commission
Alliance San Diego
San Diego Refugee Forum
The California Endowment
UC San Diego; RISE San Diego
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
UC San Diego
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