In The News

We are grateful to the following Gainesville-area news outlets for highlighting our work!



The Independent Florida Alligator highlighting our 2017 Welcoming Week proclamation:

Gainesville celebrates immigrants with second annual Welcoming Week

Gainesville Sun editorial by WG&AC president, Richard MacMaster, on June 9, 2017:

“Richard MacMaster: Making newcomers our neighbors”

Gainesville Sun editorial highlighting WG&AC and Gainesville’s work in becoming a more “citizen-friendly” government on June 9, 2017:

“Editorial: Cheers and jeers”

Gainesville Sun article about WG&AC’s collaborative event with community faith leaders on June 6, 2017:

“Community leaders preach tolerance”

Members of WG&AC featured on The Ilene Silverman Show throughout the month of May, 2017:

The Ilene Silverman Show – Welcoming Gainesville


Gainesville Sun article about WG&AC’s Interfaith Service called “Light in Darkness” on December 6, 2016:

“Candle-lighting proclaims Gainesville a Welcoming City”

CBS 4 and WUFT coverage of Welcoming Week Proclamation on September 22, 2016:

“Gainesville celebrates first ‘Welcoming Week’”

Gainesville Sun editorial September 2016:

“Immigrants are indispensable in Gainesville”

“Welcoming Week in Gainesville Highlights City’s Effort to Help Immigrants”

Gainesville Sun editorial from August 28, 2016:

“A shifting tone on immigration”

Independent Florida Alligator article regarding our English Partner Program on August 22, 2016:

“Welcoming Gainesville to offer English classes for international students”

Gainesville Sun article about WG&AC’s Open House on August 7, 2016:

“City, county join Welcoming America to foster inclusion for new residents” 






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