Join WE Network
The Welcoming Economies Global Network, a project of Welcoming America in partnership with Global Detroit, is a regional network of more than twenty initiatives across the Rust Belt tapping into the economic development opportunities created by immigrants. The WE Network strengthens the work, maximizes the impact, and sustains the efforts of these inclusive economic development initiatives.
Members benefit from peer-to-peer learning exchanges, increased publicity, policy and research tools developed for immigrant economic development organizations, access to technical assistance, and other capacity building resources.
Who can join?
The WE Network invites local governments and nonprofits that welcome, retain, and empower immigrant communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to apply.
General Membership Eligibility & Commitments
- Open to any nonprofit or local government that welcomes, retains, and empowers immigrant communities
- Embrace WE Global Network values
- Pay dues to support the network
- Participate in learning opportunities like conferences, webinars, workshops, etc.
Core Membership Eligibility & Commitments
- Open to nonprofits and local governments that lead two or more inclusive economic development programs that welcome, retain, and empower immigrant communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin
- General member commitments
- Attend WE Core Member Day
- Share information with the network via the Member Forum
- Respond to staff survey & info requests