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File #: RES 20-231    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: Authorizing proper City officials to accept a scholarship on membership in Welcoming America for this year (2020).
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen


Authorizing proper City officials to accept a scholarship on membership in Welcoming America for this year (2020). 



WHEREAS, Welcoming America is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to encourage and support communities to be more inclusive and welcoming towards immigrants, and



WHEREAS, Welcoming America connects leaders in community, government, and nonprofits sectors to build on the great work happening in local communities by providing tested methods and approaches to create inclusive, welcoming places for immigrants, and



WHEREAS, The Welcoming America Network’s membership program offers tools, resources, technical assistance, and a global network to help nonprofit and government partners transform communities into more welcoming places.



WHEREAS, Welcoming America recognizes that Saint Paul is pursuing important work in the area of inclusion and is a welcoming community and has offered Saint Paul a scholarship of $1050.00 towards the Welcoming Network core membership (valued at $1,500) for the year 2020, and



WHEREAS, the educational and networking opportunities offered through membership in Welcoming America would be of significant benefit to the City of Saint Paul and our residents, and



WHEREAS, participation in Welcoming America would provide an opportunity to acquire technical support and knowledge to develop and improve the City of Saint Paul’s inclusion programming, and



WHEREAS, we recognize that participating in Welcoming America would benefit the residents of the City of St. Paul, and



WHEREAS, the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, wishes to pursue membership in Welcoming America,



THEREFORE, be it resolved that the St. Paul City Council accepts the gift of a scholarship of up to $1050.00 from Welcoming America for the year 2020 and thanks them for the generous gift.







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