In partnership with local institutions and organizations, we organize events, projects, and programs that emphasize the value in exploring our many cultures, religions, and ways of life.

Support Indigenous Peoples Day

World of Wellesley, together with community members, have put forth Citizen’s Petition 42—Resolution to Support the Establishment of Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley.

Wellesley’s Advisory Committee voted 8-2 in favor of this petition and Town Meeting will vote on it at the  Spring 2020 meeting beginning March 30th. Email your Town Meeting Members to show your support for Indigenous Peoples Day in Wellesley.

We as people who reside, work, and engage in Wellesley acknowledge this town is located on the traditional territory of the Massachusett TribeLearn more about Native Land.

Join Us at an Upcoming Event

30th Anniversary Gala Event

Date: June 13, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Alumnae Hall and Patio, Wellesley College

cheers to 30 years

Let’s Celebrate Together 30 Years of Building Community

Please join us for appetizers, wine/spirits, music, dancing and celebration! Recognition for our community leaders, past and present board members and members of the community will be honored. Please bring a friend and let’s celebrate for striving to make Wellesley a welcoming place for everyone.

Race Amity Day 2020

Date: June 14, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: TBD

Race Amity Day 2017

Come celebrate Race Amity Day, a celebration of diversity and mutual understanding. Please join us for a community pasta dinner with the Wellesley and Needham Communities.

Why Race Amity? Race relations in America will not substantially improve unless the public discourse on race moves beyond the blame-grievance-rejection framework to one that recognizes and celebrates our ability to overcome racial prejudice through association, amity and collaboration. While the tradition of racial oppression was unfolding, a parallel tradition, largely hidden and poorly understood, was demonstrating some of the most positive qualities to be found in American history. This “other tradition” of close collaboration, amity and love has served as the moral and spiritual counterweight to the dominant tradition of racism that occupies so much of our national history.

Co-hosted annually with the Needham Diversity Initiative and Needham Human Rights Committee.

Wellesley Community Gathering 2020

Date: August 30, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Warren Park and Playground

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Everyone is invited to celebrate the start of school at the 4th annual family gathering. ​The World of Wellesley is excited to invite all Boston and Wellesley families and friends to join in the fun. ​​A special welcome to all the new Boston families and welcome back to our Boston friends! ​

This FREE event brings the entire community together for fun, music, games and refreshments. Meet new friends before the school year begins!

Support Our 2020 Marathon Runner

Running the Boston Marathon for the third year in a row and excited to support World of Wellesley! In 2016, my family and I were targeted by some students in our town and surrounding towns in a racially motivated incident. Click here for national public radio (WBUR) news coverage. Our town’s response completely surprised us—people from across the political spectrum stood against racism and supported our family stance of confronting the scourge of racism with courage, grace and determination. It is with those three virtues I will run to celebrate all the people, who live in our town and beyond, regardless of race. That is why I am running for the World of Wellesley in their aim to make “Wellesley, Massachusetts a welcoming community where diversity is celebrated.” 2020 also happens to be their 30th year!

What Do Wellesley High School Students Think About Race?

Blog Posts

2019 Program Book

Coming to your home on October 10th with the Wellesley Townsman or download your copy now.

See our full calendar of events for the year along with notes about World of Wellesley from institutions across the town. Thanks to our sponsors for making this book possible and supporting all of our work!

In the Media

Read about World of Wellesley in the June 2019 issue of Living Well Wellesley magazine.

Thank you Hometown Weekly Newspaper for your continued support of World of Wellesley!

Community Connections