Neighborhood involvement

Who came? Questions?

  • How to get rural neighborhoods involved? Challen about the size and spread

  • Reak of unknown! Fear of doing something wrong! Overpolite

  • Transportation challenges. Can’t go to event because of no transportation

  • Lock of education and racism

  • Do not assume what newcomers want

Notes & Ideas

  • Community café (rotate in different café)

  • Local newspaper articles welcoming newcomers families (+photo) profiles on newcomers

  • Awareness activities like (1 pays trend) bring your culture to the table

  • Welcoming committee: in community, in school, buddy system

  • Rural community challenge because of size

  • Barbecue - community event

  • Get leaders to table about immigration

  • Track the youth to see if they are being good in school. Happy school = happy kids = happy family

  • Go to school on day care talk about different culture to kids

  • Network involve the leaders of community

  • Tool sharing

  • People exchanging services

  • Community p with station about food = infor about that o involved

  • Staff small : pilot

  • Spouse involvement

  • Sussex: intensional student group event: save community and each culture food


  • Get kids involved in school! They share info with parents = welcoming and inclusion

  • Go at the end of each talk to 5 people it will have great impact

  • Let neighbor group aware of newcomers

  • Community activities : potential

  • Mix different teachers to come up with ideas

  • Open door event

  • Community leaders need to know immigrant that are in the area (survey) so they can of event that show ‘’you are welcome - like smaio, special dop

Take away

  • Make sure newcomers are involved in already existing events

  • Take them by the road

  • Ask what they want and need