The inagural Grand Rapids Asian Festival in downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle on Saturday, June 10th 2017. ©2017 Photos by Two Eagles Marcus,

West Michigan Welcome Plan Collaborative

The West Michigan Welcome Plan Collaborative (WPC) is a multi-organizational group that represents over 50 organizations including local school districts, non-profits, government bodies, and businesses. The WPC is tasked with implementing and advancing Welcome Plan priority areas and goals through outcome-based planning. It is made up of seven priority workgroups; Maximize the Economic Potential of New Americans, Engaged Communities, Provide Equitable Access to Services, Improve Educational Outcomes for New Americans, Safe and Connected Communities, Data and Metrics, Funding Development. The workgroups meet monthly for an hour and work collaboratively across organizations to accomplish their goals and objectives. We are always accepting new members in our Welcome Plan Collaborative priority workgroups. Community engagement and co-creation is at the heart of our work as a Welcome Plan team. This work is only possible because of community participation and engagement. If you would like to join please fill out the brief Welcome Plan Engagement survey.

Welcome Plan Collaborative Community Agreement (pdf)

Welcome Plan Organizational Chart

Interested in Joining?

Completion of this interest form will assist the Steering Committee in gathering information to develop the Welcome Plan work groups.

Regional Community Collaboratives

We work with all of the Michigan Regional Collaboratives in order to provide excellent and consistent service to our Refugee, Immigrant, and New American populations across the state.