Sonoma County Family YMCA

1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 545-9622

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The Y continues to be closed until further notice due to the current health order. We promise we will provide reopening info once we have an update. - More Details >>

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Distance Learning site closures due to fires: Yulupa, Strawberry, and Prestwood through 9/30 - More Details >>

Welcoming Week




Check out these Welcoming Week Events/Activities hosted by our YMCA !  Events are open to all!

With these activities, we can create connections and learn about each other, sharing our differences and similarities, and being welcoming to all.  

Recipes from Home Collection – We are, with your help creating a family recipe collection next week. If you have a family recipe that came with your family to the country and would like to share it, please send it in. We will create a place for the collection on our website for all to share and see. You can add a couple of sentences about its’ story too!

Please submit recipes to Nicole Martinovich

Friday, Sept 18 @ 4pm (virtual gathering)My Journey Here, Story Time

Join Zoom Meeting here:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76324409774?pwd=Z09jSDdIVGVKR01Yb0k4aGUray8rUT09

Meeting ID: 763 2440 9774
Passcode: 5459622

Let’s share our stories of arrival to this country, where your family came from, why they came and how they got here!

Wondering what might be interesting to share? Some possible ideas are, what generation you are – 1st, 2nd, 5th? Do you have ties to the countries you/your family came from? Have you visited the country/countries? Share your family’s history and/or journey.

The following National Welcoming Events are also open to all:

Saturday, Sept. 12 

Welcoming Week Virtual Kickoff, hosted by Welcoming America, 2- 3 p.m. (CT). Register

Monday, Sept. 14

Virtual Panel: Community Bridge Building through Community Partnerships, hosted by YMCA of Metro Milwaukee and Goodwill, 4 - 5:30 p.m. (CT). Register

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Refuge or Refusal: A Conversation about Turning Points in U.S. Immigration History  hosted by Kennesaw State University Museum of History & Holocaust Education, Civic Georgia, El Refugio, and Refugee Women's Network, 1pm - 3pm p.m. (CT) Register

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Building Relational Infrastructure: An Interactive Conversational Experience hosted by Civity and Welcoming America, 2pm-3:30p.m. (CT). Register 

Thursday Sept. 17

Virtual Discussion: What is Asian? Understanding the Diversity within the Asian Community, hosted by the Asian-American Pacific Islander Coalition of Wisconsin, YMCA of Metro Milwaukee and Welcoming America, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (CT). Register

For more virtual and physically-distanced events happening nationwide, visit Welcoming America.