In The News

Welcoming Gainesville is gaining momentum and we hope to share who we are and what we do through local and national media outlets. Check back regularly to see the latest news coverage of our events and programs!


Our Interfaith Service “Light in Darkness” on December 6, 2016 was covered by          The Gainesville Sun:

Candle-lighting proclaims Gainesville a Welcoming City 


CBS 4 and WUFT covered our Welcoming Week Proclamation on September 22nd, 2016:

Gainesville celebrates first “Welcoming Week”

Welcoming Week in Gainesville Highlights City’s Effort to Help Immigrants


Editorial in The Gainesville Sun from September 2016:

Immigrants are indispensable in Gainesville


Editorial in The Gainesville Sun from August 2016:

A shifting tone on immigration


Article in The Independent Florida Alligator about the idea behind Welcoming Gainesville and some of our programs:

Welcoming Gainesville to offer English classes for international students


Article in The Gainesville Sun about Welcoming Gainesville’s Open House on August 7, 2016:

City, county join Welcoming America to foster inclusion for new residents


News piece by TV-20 about the Open House on August 7, 2016:

Welcoming Gainesville helps foreigners