Brain Waste: A Challenge for New Americans

Brain Waste Researchers find high-skill immigrants are often forced to labor at low skill jobs It can be one of the most frustrating challenges that new Americans face.  Often their academic or professional training is not recognized in their new home, and so they must labor at jobs far below their skill level. Thus do … Continued

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My First Week in Honduras

It’s been a whirlwind of a week! After traveling Sunday and Monday, I started teaching at Good Shepherd Bilingual School on Tuesday morning. My students had gym class first thing in the morning, so after saying good morning, our class lined up and walked around the school to a field for relay races, jump rope, … Continued

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Community Partner: Summer On The Cuyahoga

SUMMER ON THE CUYAHOGA, Cleveland’s premier internship program, is now seeking paid college internships for its 15th summer of contributing to Northeast Ohio’s brain gain. Employers can register intern opportunities for free at www.summeronthecuyahoga to tap into thousands of talented, top-notch students from eight campuses: Case Western Reserve University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Denison University, … Continued

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Volunteering is uplifting, inspiring, and joyous!

As a volunteer for Global Cleveland, I am in awe of the courage, confidence, conviction, determination, faith, and perseverance that motivates people from around the world to cast off from their known environment toward a new life in this dynamic and complex nation. To have the opportunity to bear witness to the achievement of citizenship … Continued

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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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