Published on: 05/03/2018 By: Cleveland Jewish News
Park Synagogue is offering university level classes without the tests or college sport teams during its 25th annual University Day May 9 at Kangesser Hall at Park Synagogue Main in Cleveland Heights. There will be a panel discussion, “Immigration to Cleveland: Past, Present & Future,” featuring moderator David Fleshler, vice provost for international affairs at Case Western Reserve University; Joe Cimperman, president of Global Cleveland; John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller associate professor and chief historian at CWRU; and Richey Piiparinen, director of the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs.
It was a text over five years ago from then-councilman of Ward 3, Joe Cimperman, that got the ball rolling on Station Hope.
Raymond Bobgan, executive artistic director of Cleveland Public Theatre, and an associate of Cimperman, was first confused as to why the councilman wanted a collaboration between St. John Episcopal Church and CPT.
He soon learned that the historic church, the first built in what is now Cleveland, was a stop on the Underground Railroad.
CPT and other theatres across the country often work with immigrant or refugee populations in their communities on a variety of programs. For the creative team of American Dreams, the first step was to reflect a version of the immigrant experience for all audience members, putting those who don’t know it firsthand on an equal footing with those who know it all too well. Cleveland Public Theatre has long-standing partnerships with several organizations throughout the city. An invaluable partner in their work with immigrants and refugees has been Global Cleveland, an organization “founded on this idea that immigrants and migrants can have a positive and beneficial impact on our economy. Besides assisting in organizing post-show panels for American Dreams, Global Cleveland has connected the theatre with students at the Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy, who represent at least eight different countries.
Published on: 04/21/2018 By: Crains Cleveland Business
Foreign-born talent is strongly represented locally as well, to the tune of 7,405 immigrant entrepreneurs in the Cleveland metro area alone, per a 2017 report released by New American Economy and promoted heavily by Global Cleveland.
With the economy constantly evolving, hiring managers nationwide must take into consideration the unique and significant contributions made by immigrants, said Joe Cimperman, president of Global Cleveland, which champions increased immigration into Northeast Ohio as a means of spurring economic development.
As Americans grapple over whether the nation's immigration laws are too rigid or not strict enough, a new report from Cleveland State University's Center for Population Dynamics offers a detailed snapshot of Ohio's 513,592 immigrants, from their national origins to their challenges assimilating to life in the Midwest.
Joe Cimperman, president of Global Cleveland, which works to connect international newcomers to opportunities in Greater Cleveland, says the economic arguments for welcoming immigrants outweigh the political arguments for keeping them out.
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce CPT's fifth annual Station Hope event on Saturday, May 5, from 6:30 - 10:00pm on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church, 2600 Church Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Station Hope is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland's social justice heritage and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity.
Cleveland Public Theatre's Station Hope 2018 is presented in partnership with The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio & St. John's Institute, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, Ohio City Incorporated, Graham Veysey & Marika Shioiri-Clark, Restore Cleveland Hope, Inc. & the Cozad-Bates House, and Global Cleveland with over 50 participating arts groups and 250 individual artists from the Northeast Ohio region.
Google will offer free training, demonstrations and coaching on Friday, May 11, when the company brings its Grow with Google tour to Cuyahoga Community College. Google is partnering on the event with a variety of community organizations, including DigitalC, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Global Cleveland, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and Eastern Central Ohio, JumpStart Inc., Olivet Housing and Community Development Corporation and others.
Northeast Ohio Sierra Club approached Joe Cimperman when he served as a Cleveland councilman about the value of Meatless Monday. He successfully encouraged Cleveland City Council and Mayor Jackson to sign a Meatless Monday resolution. Many communities throughout the world have endorsed Meatless Monday. Why? Because more and more people are recognizing that a plant-based diet is healthy, tasty and can reduce healthcare costs.
Earth Day will arrive early this year, with a "Mother Earth" multimedia exhibition of art, music and poetry event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St. Joe Cimperman will be honored with Temple Emanu El's annual Max and Frieda Davis Tikkun Ha'Olam award at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 13th. It said Cimperman was chosen for his public service in the Cleveland area, his work in helping immigrants and his father's union leadership. He is currently serving as president of Global Cleveland.
Global Cleveland's President Joe Cimperman and Cleveland Public Theatre's (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan are proud to present GLOBAL TEEN PERFORMANCE PROJECT's original play, Making Our Way, in CPT's James Levin Theatre on Friday, March 16 at 7:00pm.
The GLOBAL TEEN PERFORMANCE PROJECT ensemble is made up of students from Thomas Jefferson INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMERS ACADEMY, whose countries of origin include Afghanistan, Albania, Congo, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, and Uganda.