Metrics Matter: Getting Our IQ (Immigrant Quotient) Up!

The New American Economy, an organization with whom Global Cleveland is proud to partner, recently produced a report detailing several measurements of cities across the United States and how well those cities welcome newcomers. A few facts first: 1. Studies like this are precisely essential now with the turmoil in policy due to our national … Continued Read More

Guest Blog: Windows to the World

  Growing up as a Croatian-American, I have had the privilege to have my life enriched with culture in every way it can. However, living in the Cleveland area, it isn’t difficult to get a taste for the world right in our city. Between the hundreds of restaurants represented by a variety of nations, to … Continued Read More

How Advocates Can Advance Immigrant Workforce Issues At The State and Local Level

The National Skills Coalition released a new report that gives state and local advocates fresh ideas for advancing policies to improve immigrant access to workforce and adult education services. At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy: A Roadmap to Smart Policies for State and Local Leaders focuses on the fast-growing phenomenon of state Offices … Continued Read More

Meet Carl, Our Immigrant Community Organizer

  Meet Carl Carl is a Jesuit Volunteer who will be helping Global Cleveland lead its volunteer opportunity, Community Navigators. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2018 with a degree in history and a minor in Philosophy. He is a first-generation American and first-generation college student. Both of his parents are immigrants from Jamaica, who … Continued Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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