Ohio Looks For More Immigrant Success Stories

Led by welcoming agencies across Ohio, state agencies are seeking ways to speed skilled immigrants back to their professions A statewide welcoming initiative is gaining momentum as Ohio’s major cities share ideas for attracting international talent to boost the state’s economy. Members of the Ohio Welcoming Initiatives Network, including Global Cleveland, met in Columbus July … Continued

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Community Partner: HOLA OHIO 

HOLA Ohio is a grassroots Latino organization based in Painesville that empowers the Latino community through outreach, advocacy and community organizing. The organization formed in 1999 as a loosely organized group of women in Ashtabula County. Today, HOLA works with families across Ohio, and members have used grassroots organizing to stop dozens of deportations. Their work … Continued

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Common Ground is So Cleveland. Here’s why!

 By Joe Cimperman, Global Cleveland president We don’t talk enough in this city. By that I mean is we don’t talk enough to each other. We don’t talk enough about big issues, and with people who have different perspectives, who come from different walks of life. We want to, but. There’s a meeting I have to make, there’s a lunch to pack, there’s … Continued

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Flashstarts launches first Global Entrepreneur Program in Ohio with University of Akron Research Foundation and Baldwin Wallace University

Flashstarts, the Cleveland-based startup accelerator and venture fund announces new partnerships in their Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence (GEIR) program: University of Akron Research Foundation and Baldwin Wallace University. This program is the first in the state of Ohio to provide an alternative visa pathway for talented international entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Northeast Ohio, and comes … Continued

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Citizenship Ceremony Renews Faith and Pride in American Ideals

Global Cleveland counts upon volunteers to perform a number of services, including welcoming new Americans at citizenship ceremonies in federal court. Recently, one of our board members, Doug Bugie, volunteered in this role. Here are his thoughts on the experience. By Doug Bugie There is an old expression ‘”Talk the walk or walk the walk.”  … Continued

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Community Partner: The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opened its doors 12 years ago and since then has upheld the vision of our founders, to create a space that celebrates culture, identity, and diversity through a Jewish lens.  Our exhibitions, programs, and tours focus on human stories, build bridges of understanding, to bring history to life and … Continued

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From New Americans to Business Owners

Hoat and Nancy Truong fled Vietnam in desperate boats. In Cleveland, they joined an immigrant business phenomenon The opportunity presented itself when Hoat and Nancy Truong scouted a restaurant location for a family friend. He decided not to pursue the venture.  The couple faced a decision. Hoat, a chef, was managing a machine shop. Nancy, … Continued

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We Are Friends of Global Cleveland!

Imagine you are moving to a new place. No matter if work, school or travel brings you to Cleveland, you need information. You have so many questions about the city, but you are unsure whom to ask. You want to meet people who understand your situation, who share your interests and hobbies – other global minds! … Continued

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Iceland, An Adventure Not So Far Away

By: Srinivas R Merugu Last week marked my fifth trip to Iceland. A country with a population just a bit shy of Cleveland and a reputation as a tourist destination has been drawing me back year after year, for four years. What started as a boys’ trip to the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival for my 40th … Continued

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This Flag Day, Welcome New Americans

Global Cleveland invites Clevelanders to celebrate immigrants this flag day at a special naturalization ceremony As part of Flag Day activities Wednesday, 32 new Americans will become citizens at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Flag Day is a time to display American pride. Increasingly, it has become a day to celebrate … Continued

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