Welcoming Week Is Sept. 10-19, 2021! We share experiences from different cultures and communities. Please join us as we celebrate our new to America neighbors. 

Activities for Welcoming Week (stay tuned for more activity announcements) :



Read by:  Dancy Clark

A book about names. What it feels like to have a name others may not be able to pronounce and how a young lady discovered the perfect name for her. You will love this book.

Y Story Time

Read by:  Lisa Thompson

This book is about Dreamers. Becoming an immigrant and discovering things that are wonderful along the way.

Click Here To Listen

Read by: Aaron Perales

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . .

Cooper Y – 9/11 – Asian – Zumba w/Ketal  Bollywood Fusion 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Cooper Y – 9/13 – Taste of Bangladesh  – by Texas Trust Credit Union –  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Cooper Y – 9/13 – Line Dancing from Europe  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Central Y – 9/13 – Taste of Ethiopia – Cherkose Ethiopian Cuisine 11:30-12:30 

Cooper Y – 9/13 – Taste of Bangladesh by Edward Jones 5:00 p.m.

Cooper Y – 9/14 – Experience Africa – Chair Yoga in the Sahara 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

North Y – 9/14 – World of Line Dancing 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Cooper Y – 9/14 – Taste your Future – Fortune Cookie Challenge 

Cooper Y – 9/14 – ESL Classes 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. $29 Members/$49 Program Members 12 Week Course

North Y – 9/15 – Celebration of Dance – 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cooper Y –  9/15 – Parade of Flags by Cooper Y Child Watch – 10:30 a.m.

North Y – 9/16 – World of Line Dancing 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Central Y – 9/16 – Taste of Mexico – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. 

Cooper Y – 9/16 – Taste of Mexico by Qdoba – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 


Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community.

At the Y, we believe that our communities are stronger and more vibrant when everyone feels welcome and can fully contribute their unique talents for the greater good. For more than 176 years, the Y has helped immigrants access the integration support needed to thrive, which contributes to the economic, civic and cultural strength of a community.

Welcoming communities help newcomers better integrate into society and become actively involved in strengthening their community.

For more information or to become a volunteer please contact:

Heidi Hardy, VP of Community Engagement
817-299-9629 ext. 1600

About Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week, founded by Welcoming America, is an annual celebration bringing together thousands of people and hundreds of local events that celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role communities play to foster greater welcome.

Welcoming America is leading a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone who lives there feel like they belong. Welcoming America believes that all people, including immigrants, are valued contributors and vital to the success of both our communities and our shared future. www.welcomingamerica.org.

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