Welcoming Week

Published On: July 25, 2023Categories: Blog, Events, Membership Benefits, News

During Welcoming Week, September 8-17, 2023, Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA joined Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Welcoming Week is an annual, non-partisan event that celebrates diversity and the community benefits of welcoming everyone and their contributions to the social fabric of the country. The event is an opportunity for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites people as a community.

How can you get involved? Here are a few activities!


Inaugural International Food Festival
Celebrate and learn about the rich cultures represented in Arlington! 
Saturday, September 9, 2:00-5:00pm at Cooper Street YMCA

  • YMCA Members: Included in Membership
  • Non-Members: $10/person or $25/family

No advance purchase necessary. Non-members can purchase tickets on the day of the event at the Cooper Street YMCA Welcome Desk.

A huge thanks to our sponsors & restaurant partners as well YMCA members who are contributing a tasting of their culture’s food!
Sponsors: Texas Trust Credit Union, Qdoba, Irie Smokehouse BBQ, Blue Mint Thai & Asian Cuisine, Mon Viet Cafe, One Love Lounge Caribbean Restaurant, CUP O’ VIBES, and IndianBistro14