Welcoming America- Building a Nation of Neighbors

Welcoming America- Building a Nation of NeighborsWelcoming America is a national collaboration of organizations that work to promote respect between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. The ultimate goal of the organization is to create a welcoming atmosphere - community by community - in which immigrants are more likely to integrate successfully into the social fabric of their adopted hometowns.

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)

CCISCO works to build civic engagement and increase public participation by those most affected by injustice and inequity in Contra Costa County. The organization is a multi-ethnic, multigenerational, interfaith federation of 25 congregations representing over 35,000 families across the County and organizes low and moderate income communities around the issues of housing, education, public safety, health care, and immigrant integration. CCISCO is also a part of the PICO CA Project and PICO National Network.

Institute for Local Government (ILG)Institute for Local Government (ILG)

The Institute for Local Government, founded in 1955 is the nonprofit research and education affiliate of the League of California Cities and the California Association of Counties. The Institute works on many programs such as healthy communities, local government 101, public service ethics, public engagement, and climate change. The public engagement program supports effective and inclusive public engagement in California cities
and counties.

International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)

IIBA, founded in 1918, is a non profit that welcomes, educates and serves immigrants as they join and contribute to the community. IIBA provides legal services, educational workshops, and outreach to assist with the welcoming effort. The Antioch IIBA office provides low cost immigration and naturalization services.

Liberty Union High School                                         District - (LUHSD)

Welcoming America- Building a Nation of NeighborsThe Liberty Union High School District is committed to focusing its resources on the achievement of academic and personal success for all students. Schools will develop students' ability to think critically, make rational decisions, communicate effectively and act responsibly. Schools will provide a safe and personalized environment, value diversity and collaboration, and encourage respect for others and self. The LUHSD serves students of 6 cities and towns, one of them being the City of Oakley.


Oakley Union Elementary School District - (OUESD)



Events & Updates


We are currently seeking cultural performances and booth exhibitors for the Heart of Oakley Festival. If interested in learning more or in filling out the application, please visit Heart of Oakley Festival>>. To view pictures from the Heart of Oakley Festival in 2015, visit our Facebook page>>



August 6, 2016 (in English) & August 13, 2016 (in Spanish) Training is hosted in partnership with New Lifeline Ministries and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Mental Health Training>>



Need help applying for U.S. Citizenship through the Naturalization process? Our fall Citizenship Drive is taking place September 24 in the Oakley Council ChambersCitizenship Drive>>



We are gearing up for Oakley’s third Día de los Muertos Cultural Workshop on October 29, 2016 at Oakley City Hall. For more information, visit Día de los Muertos Workshop>>



Take a look at our video starring fellow community members that decided to share their immigrant experience! Go to our Facebook page in order to share your thoughts on the video!

A special thanks to our participants and Storytellers for Good for the great work they did!