The percentage of foreign-born United States residents has quadrupled since the 1970s, reaching over 40 million – nearly 14 percent of the population – in 2012. Tom Wahlrab, Executive Director of Dayton Ohio’s Human Relations Council (HRC), was aware of the challenges immigrants faced building a life in a new country and noticed that many of Dayton’s immigrants, when faced with housing discrimination, did not submit civil rights claims. Recognizing that a number of immigrant groups felt marginalized within the city, HRC initiated a series of conversations with community members including city leaders, police, social service providers, business leaders, immigrant community leaders, and immigrants. The resulting Welcome Dayton Initiative is a collaborative effort aiming to “promote immigrant integration into the greater Dayton region.” It supports economic development; improved access to education, government, health and social services; greater equity in the justice system; and promotes arts and culture. Welcome Dayton has publicized the needs of various immigrant communities, helped leverage the assets of existing groups working on immigrant issues, and promoted a cultural shift towards immigrant inclusion.