As the nation continues grieving the weekend tragedy in Charlottesville, there are ways for the people of Northeast Ohio to help make a difference.
Global Cleveland posted a list of “10 ways we can respond to Charlottesville with goodness and effectiveness and Clevelandness.”
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in partnership with Global Cleveland will present Our Growing Cultural Garden on Aug. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. The event features discussion, music and theater highlighting Cleveland's diverse cultural communities. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Museum members. The Maltz Museum is at 2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood. More information and registration is available by calling 216-593-0575 or online at maltzmuseum.org.
Global Cleveland is spotlighting Northeast Ohio's international entrepreneurs by compiling and promoting a directory of more than 75 local restaurants, shops, and businesses started by immigrants and refugees.
Global Cleveland says the list, created to coincide with Immigrant Heritage Month, is the first of its kind in Greater Cleveland. Besides ethnic restaurants and supermarkets, the directory also lists auto dealers, barbers, stylists, and business services.
The Flashstarts Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence program has added two university partners: Baldwin Wallace University and the University of Akron Research Foundation.
The goal of the program is to bring foreign entrepreneurs to Northeast Ohio, where they would work part-time for a local university and, ideally, start a company. The Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence program would provide them with an H-1B visa. U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services can only give out 65,000 H-1B visas each year, plus another 20,000 to applicants with advanced degrees. However, the cap does not apply to universities.
Jazmin Long knew she needed an internship to graduate, but the one which would get her foot in the door in the nonprofit world was unpaid.
It's a problem that prompts students to take out high-interest loans that take decades to pay back with accumulating interest -- if they can pay it back at all. But Long found another solution for a $5,000 loan, with no interest.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was the site for an induction of a different kind today as 32 people took the oath to become U.S. citizens. About 200 spectators came to show support for the new citizens, who were gathered on the mall outside of the Rock Hall.
Flag Day is a time to display American pride. Increasingly, it has become a day to celebrate the people who most keenly feel that pride, new Americans, and to honor the nation’s immigrant roots.
Greater Cleveland will partake in that emerging tradition this Flag Day—Wednesday, June 14--when the U.S. District Court holds a special naturalization ceremony at noon outside of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
To learn a little about the kind of person Wenzhu Sun aspires to be, just ask about her grandfather. Born in a rural Chinese village at a time when most kids grew up to be farmers, he walked for hours in mountainous terrain to and from college classes to become an engineer. As a businessman, he traveled the world — even working in Cleveland for a period — and taught himself English.
Published on: 06/07/2017 By: Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Cleveland has a rich history of immigration, ethnic and cultural traditions. The history created is what many people love about Cleveland. Immigration is a way to nurture that history, while creating new avenues to attract talented entrepreneurs to our community. This strategy will create jobs for our new residents, but more importantly, for our existing residents.
Published on: 06/04/2017 By: Crain's Cleveland Business
leveland has ramped up efforts to become a more global city in recent years, but what will it take to prevent Cleveland and other Midwest cities from being stuck on the a "cul-de-sac of globalization," as geographer Jim Russell once described our fair city?
The economic development nonprofit Global Cleveland set out to address that issue with its recent Global Employer Summit, which aimed to help local companies address workforce needs by connecting with global talent.