Welcoming Week celebrates contributions of immigrants

Eric Sucar

Welcoming Week, taking place Sept. 14-23, will have members of the YMCA of Western Monmouth County hosting events to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities.

Launched in 2009, Welcoming America is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that is leading the growing movement of inclusive communities nationwide.

During Welcoming Week, the Freehold and Old Bridge branches will offer activities open to the public that include a citizenship information session presented by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, a voter registration drive, a comparative religions presentation featuring a moderated panel of religious leaders, and cultural dance demonstrations.

In addition, both branches will have open access to the community from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5-8 p.m. daily.

For a list of Welcoming Week events, visit ymcanj.org, or call 732-462-0464, ext. 132.