Giving Tuesday

At Global Cleveland, we pursue an uncommon quest. We try to attract immigrants to Cleveland and help them to pursue the American dream. We do this because we need their energy and we need their skills to repopulate our city and to compete in the global economy. With anti-immigrant hostility rising nationally, our work has … Continued

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First International Pitch Contest Reveals a World of Ideas

  Can I charge my cell phone just by walking? Lizeth Fuentes Cervantes of Mexico believes you can. Her company, Inergia, has developed a portable knee-charger designed to generate power as you hike or stroll. How do I keep track of everything everyone tells me at the doctor’s office? PlainDoc might have the answer. The … Continued

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The Magic of Cleveland in One Astonishing School

By Joe Cimperman   Aniya is smiling. We went to her classroom at Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy in the heart of the MetroWest Neighborhood at West 46 and Clark Avenue. She is smiling because she met someone who not only speaks Turkish, but through the incredible providence and serendipity that is Cleveland she met … Continued

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New ‘Citizenship Corners’ Established In Local Library Branches

By: Christopher Hoey   Global Cleveland is dedicated to being a resource to the international community of Cleveland. In an attempt to make resources regarding citizenship more readily available, we will be partnering with 5 local library branches to install Citizenship Corners that will be stocked with pamphlets and other informational materials that can be … Continued

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Immigrant Business Spotlight: Micah Specialty Foods

Hungry for home, Nana, an immigrant from Ghana, recreates the flavors of Africa in Cleveland   It was natural that Nana Kwamena Takyi-Micah felt homesick that first year at Hiram College. He missed his family, 5,000 miles away in the African nation of Ghana. He also very much missed the food.  That was his motivation … Continued

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Puerto Ricans in Distress Begin to Arrive in Cleveland

  Beckoned by family, hurricane victims are looking for jobs and place to live   As Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico braces for a long and painful recovery, attention is turning toward welcoming and resettling islanders compelled to leave. And not a moment too soon. Community groups are already witnessing a surge of newcomers from the island. … Continued

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Cleveland Police Looking For Cultural Diversity

The City of Cleveland strives to create a Public Safety force that reflects its richly diverse community which includes our naturalized citizens who call Cleveland home!  Whether you are a newly naturalized citizen or have been here for a while we are asking You to join our family!  Assist us in providing the best services … Continued

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Immigrants Helping Drive A Great Lakes Comeback

New study reveals an international talent stream that cities are tapping to replenish lost population and grow the economy Soon after earning his doctorate in physics at Case Western Reserve University, Hiroyuki Fujita, a Japanese immigrant, started a company that put his education to work. He had an idea for improving radio frequency coils, a … Continued

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DESCENDANTS OF DISPLACED PERSONS OFFERED NEW GLIMPSE INTO THEIR IMMIGRANT ROOTS

The U.S. Holocaust Museum and Cleveland’s Ukrainian Museum Archives partner to create a searchable database that will be presented October 24. If your family emigrated to Greater Cleveland from Europe after World War II, chances are they came from a Displaced Persons Camp. These were temporary settlements that housed millions of people uprooted by the … Continued

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