YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

Welcoming Week

September 13 - 20, 2019

We believe our community is stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good. Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community. Join us!


Sept 13 4pm - 7pm Immigrant Food Trucks Greater Portland Branch Parking Lot
Sept 13 5pm Traditional Congolese Dance Performance Greater Portland Branch (outside with food trucks)
Sept 13 5:30-6:30pm African Dance Class  Greater Portland Branch
Sept 13-20 All day Share where you're from using a large world map in the lobby! Lobby at all Branches
Sept 14 2pm - 5:30pm Dance Mile with the City of Portland's Office of Economic Opportunity: dance/walk a mile to global beats through the streets of Downtown Portland Lincoln Park, Portland
Sept 16 4:35pm - 5:30pm Traditional Congolese Dance Class Casco Bay Branch
Sept 17  11am - 1pm Cultivating Community’s New Farmer Training Program information table  Greater Portland Branch
Sept 19 4:30 - 5:30pm Traditional Congolese Dance Class Greater Portland Branch
Sept 20 10am Naturalization Ceremony Greater Portland Branch Harris Room