International Women’s Day: Women in Power

Women in Power will be held on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs atrium at 5:30pm.  The event is in honor of International Women’s Day which is celebrated all around the world on March 8th.  International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s; it … Continued

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2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival explores timeless (and timely) issue of immigration

  Second annual humanities festival unites 25 of Northeast Ohio’s cultural institutions for artistic and educational events from March 15-April 24, including a presentation by Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico. The history and contemporary shape of immigration in Northeast Ohio—itself a rich fabric of diverse neighborhoods and cultural traditions—sets the stage for the … Continued

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Mayor Jackson, Council President Kelley Convene with Cleveland’s International Leaders For Dialogue About Being A Welcoming City

On Wednesday, March 1, Mayor Frank Jackson and Council President Kelley held a gathering with 130 of our greater Cleveland community’s international leaders. The meeting was productive in that it transmitted 3 messages:  1. All are welcome here, the Cleveland community has been welcoming to newcomers since 1796. All are still welcome here. 2. The … Continued

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The Power of Citizenship

This nation is home to 24 million non-native non-citizens, 9 million of whom are eligible to become citizens but for the barriers of cost and English proficiency, which often stand in their way. Every year, Greater Cleveland is proud to welcome the 2,500 individuals who make the decision to become New Americans and Global Cleveland … Continued

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Closing Doors to Our Refugee Sisters and Brothers is Not Who We Are

Providing protection to people seeking safety is one of our nation’s proudest and longest standing traditions. Curtailing our refugee program threatens our shared prosperity that relies on the innovation and creativity of people who come from all places, faiths, and cultural traditions. “The people who seek to enter our country as refugees are fleeing violence … Continued

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Global Cleveland, Always Welcoming

Global Cleveland’s job is, and will always be to welcome! Not only is it our mission, but it is our duty to the Greater Cleveland community. Whether it’s an international student from India, a refugee from Burma, an entrepreneur from Iran, a family from Somalia, or a new American citizen from Syria, Global Cleveland welcomes … Continued

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Global Cleveland board member Fred Geis is Making a Difference in the Community

Global Cleveland was honored to join Geis Companies, Metro-West Community Development Corporation and Mustard Seed Development to celebrate the beautiful renovation of a home on Cleveland’s west side. This week, a refugee family moved into their new home! We couldn’t be happier to welcome Cleveland’s newest residents who are building their futures here – and … Continued

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Community Partner: ECDI

The Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) is the 3rd largest SBA microlender in the US. ECDI’s mission is “to create measurable and enduring social and economic change” for communities by helping entrepreneurs and small business access the capital they need to grow. Through a variety of lending programs, ECDI provides capital to entrepreneurs who … Continued

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