CAL is collaborating with Welcoming America on the Welcoming School Communities pilot project to develop a program model designed to engage school communities in the creation of a more welcoming climate for newcomers. Incorporating a holistic approach that features evidence- and research-based components, the project will channel the participation and perspectives of the entire ecosystem of educators, parents, students, and communities in the effort to promote a welcoming nature within the school community.
The Welcoming School Communities model will serve as a comprehensive approach to integrating newcomer families, the local school, and the surrounding community through positive interactions and practical steps to inclusion and integration in K-12 or university settings.
This project was launched with an interactive event for key stakeholders held in September 2014. Learn more.