As the debate continues over U.S. immigration policies and reform efforts, educators and administrators at The University of Akron and Akron Law are joining hands with the Akron Bar Association, local attorneys and other professionals to provide a continuing legal education seminar on current laws and challenges that affect immigrants in Ohio and across the country.
With all the rancor in America over immigration and race relations, an event in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens celebrated the different cultures and traditions that make up America. Former Councilman Joe Cimperman now works with people new to America.
"You can't be around these folks and have a bad day," Cimperman said.
The public is invited to participate in an interdisciplinary seminar titled, “Families & Communities: The Ohio Immigrant Family Experience” on Thursday, September 14, 2017, beginning at 8 am at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Akron Bar Association, the University of Akron School of Law and the University of Akron Center for Family Studies. Continuing education credits (CEU/PDU/MCE) are available for this seminar as well as CLE credits for attorneys.
Friends of Global Cleveland, in partnership with Global Cleveland and the City of Cleveland, is extending an invitation to the incoming class of international students from all of the region’s colleges & universities for the first ever grand welcome. International alumni are also invited to come to the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland at 3 p.m. September 9 for InterCLE 2017.
Friends of Global Cleveland is a professional development group aimed at connecting and engaging international young professionals in Greater Cleveland. Friends of Global Cleveland President Yulu Li and Vice President of Public Relations Omar Kurdi joined the show to tell us more about this new group.
Check out Friends of Global Cleveland's Facebook Page: Facebook/friendsofglobalcleveland
#myCLEstory is a contest to award the international student/immigrant with the best one-minute video story showing what Cleveland means to them.
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.