Guest Blog: Experiencing a Traditional Congolese Wedding

A Malaysian walks into a traditional Congolese wedding in Cleveland… …no it’s not the beginning of a joke. This is my experience at my first African wedding. By Samantha Chow When I left Malaysia for the States for a six-week professional fellowship with Global Cleveland, I anticipated experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. After … Continued Read More

Guest Blog: Inclusivity and The Future of America

by Davidione C. Pearl There is a burgeoning recognition that is emerging again throughout the nation. A force that once heralded the coming of the Industrial Age – fires that would forge and define an era from sea to sea, continuing through to the height of its power on the world stage, cementing what would … Continued Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

What Is Your American Dream? Radhika Reddy

As we celebrate the opening of American Dreams earlier this month at Cleveland Public Theatre, we’re spending time learning about the American dreams of those in our community. Even a few that have come true. This week we feature entrepreneur, real estate developer and philanthropist Radhika Reddy, Founder & Partner of Ariel Ventures, LLC, who has spent … Continued Read More

Get Involved with Global Cleveland

Join us in welcoming and connecting international newcomers to economic, professional and social opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Below are ways you can get involved – from helping international young professionals network with civic and business leaders to attending a naturalization ceremony. We look forward to working with you!   Read More

InterCLE , A Spectacular Success!

The first InterCLE, a grand welcome for our international students, was a spectacular success. So, yes, we’re planning an encore. Attendance: 522 Universities represented: Case Western, Cleveland State, Kent State, Akron, John Carroll, Baldwin Wallace, Tri C, Oberlin Nations represented: China, India, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, England, France, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Guatemala, Egypt, Nigeria and … Continued Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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