By Julia Steege-Reimann
Today's workforce is the most diverse one this country has ever seen. With increasingly multicultural communities, it’s an important time to help everyone to feel like they belong.
Polco and Welcoming America are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership, which will help places across the nation become more inclusive communities.
"We all want to feel safe, participate, and belong in the places we call home. This is why Welcoming America is thrilled to partner with Polco to provide local officials and their partners with tools to make it even easier to create welcoming communities,” said Rachel Perić Executive Director of Welcoming America.
Welcoming America offers resources, support, and a global network to help transform communities into more welcoming places for all. Polco’s goal is to let every voice count through an online civic engagement platform and scientific surveys.
By bringing together Polco’s civic engagement tools with Welcoming America’s support and network, communities will better be able to help everyone participate and feel like they belong.
“As community populations continue to evolve to include new and diverse new members, it is essential to support communities with the tools and resources necessary to help understand the needs, expectations, and priorities of all residents, businesses, and stakeholders,” said Matt Fulton, Vice President of National Engagement at Polco.
“Polco's partnership with Welcoming America provides both of us the opportunity to support community leaders across the country in welcoming new residents and helping everyone feel like they belong,” Fulton added.
As part of the partnership, Polco will provide its online civic engagement platform and scientific surveys to Welcoming America. Additionally, Welcoming America member communities and organizations will receive discounted rates to the Polco platform and surveys.
“By drawing on the perspectives of racially and ethnically diverse residents, we all benefit from more equitable and responsive insights and policy decisions," said Perić.