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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From Cleveland to Eretz Israel, Eretz Beit Shean

By Joe Cimperman, President of Global Cleveland    There is a story in the Old Testament about the journey to the Promised Land. When Moses and the Israelites were ready to go through the Red Sea, the waters parted and the fleeing community was able to make it through on dry passage. Scholars of the … Continued

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Cleveland Public Theatre Presents… American Dreams

American Dreams By Leila Buck. Directed & Developed by Tamilla Woodard. What if a game show controlled who receives the “ultimate prize:” U.S. citizenship? Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to present the world premiere of American Dreams. The production is onstage from now through  March 3, 2018, in CPT’s James Levin Theatre. About the … Continued

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Refugee Improv Among 25 Civic Ideas at Accelerate 2018

Audience to vote on winner TONIGHT! A creative plan to use interactive improv to educate people about the global refugee crisis is one of 25 civic pitches that will be presented at Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change, tonight Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The civic pitch event is presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center and Citizens … Continued

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