Why We Are and Why We Exist

Written By Joe Cimperman   Since we last met in the newsletter a month ago, the productions of “American Dreams” and “Making Our Way” came to Cleveland. Actually they came to and through Cleveland Public Theatre. “American Dreams” made its world premier here and it was met by full houses, wet eyes, and hopefully more … Continued

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The  Top 25 Stop the Hate (R) Finalist Announced

Stop the Hate(r) Youth Speak Out is a personal essay contest with the chance to win individual scholarship money for college (schools also receive money for anti-bias education when their students win). By challenging young people to consider the benefits of a more inclusive society, the consequences of intolerance, and the role of personal responsibility … Continued

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GALA: Mandarin & Spanish Immersion School, K-1 Enroll Now

Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) is still accepting applications for K-1 enrollment in both our Mandarin and Spanish immersion program. Attend an upcoming open house to learn more and apply.      GALA is a Mandarin and Spanish immersion K-8 school, tuition-free, open to all Ohio residents, and no prior language skills are required to enroll. GALA is … Continued

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Wowed by Cleveland!

Reflections on a First Visit to Cleveland, February 2018   Mohamad: Until our visit to Cleveland, I knew little about this city. Honestly, I think the only reason I had heard about the city is because I am a big sports fan, so it was thanks to its fame as the home of the wonderful … Continued

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What Does it Mean to be an American?

Our country, which spans over 2,600 miles from east to west is populated by individuals of all races, ethnicities, religions, economic means, levels of education, and political beliefs.  For better and for worse, Cleveland and Northeast Ohio offer a perfect example of the patchwork quilt that is America.  We have suffered together, seen violence together, … Continued

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The Spanish American Committee Thanks Global Cleveland

Dear Supporters of Global Cleveland, When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico this past September, Norma Rosado lost everything. As soon as she and her husband were able to leave the island, they came to live in Cleveland to be near their son. For Norma and many others in similar situations after the disaster, The Spanish … Continued

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Happy Women’s International Day!

  Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We recognize and thank our heroic immigrant women who are the backbone of the immigrant rights movement. Your sacrifices, courage and strength build our families and our communities. Today, we honor YOU! #WELead #Cities4Citizenship   Last year,  National … Continued

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What Is Your American Dream? Nana Takyi-Micah

“I arrived in the United States from Ghana in 2010 to pursue my education at Hiram College. As an incoming freshman, I realized how difficult it was to find Ghanaian or African foods in the local grocery stores. So I decided to create a company that makes authentic African sauces, spices and snacks. That’s how … Continued

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What Is Your American Dream? Joe Marinucci

“My American Dream started in 1956 when I came from Italy to the United States. I was two years old. My uncle lived in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland and he sponsored our entry to the US and helped my father secure his first job in a copper smelting plant. It was easy to … Continued

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