The County of San Mateo Office of Community Affairs is pleased to recognize and celebrate Welcoming Week each year in September. Welcoming Week is an annual campaign and celebration to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including migrants. Launched in 2012 by Welcoming America and its members in the United States, Welcoming Week is now a global movement that brings communities and neighbors of all backgrounds together to build strong connections and affirm the importance of inclusive places. The County of San Mateo is proud to be a Welcoming America member and we are thrilled to offer events every September to demonstrate our support and appreciation for all residents in our county. 

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Please contact ImmigrantServices@smcgov.org with questions.  


In celebration of Welcoming Week 2022, San Mateo County residents and leaders came together to deliver a message of belonging and inclusion. Welcome to San Mateo County, we're so glad you're here!

Immigrant Inclusion Summit 2022


Each year during Welcoming Week we host an Immigrant Inclusion Summit. Please see below for materials and information from the Immigrant Inclusion Summit held on September 15, 2022. 

Session I: Immigrant Inclusion by the Numbers
Presented by Amy Gerstein & Liz Newman, Stanford University's Gardner Center

Session III: Inclusion, Belonging & Equity: A Year in Review
Presented by Shireen Malekafzali, County of San Mateo Chief Equity Officer