Community Partner: The Cleveland Leadership Center

Leadership Cleveland trains young leaders, too   The Cleveland Leadership Center is known for its programs that give senior- and mid-career leaders the knowledge and skills to enhance their community impact, such as Leadership Cleveland and Cleveland Bridge Builders. But the nonprofit center, a Global Cleveland community partner, extends its civic training to emerging leaders … Continued

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There’s Much “The Land” Can Learn from the Holy Land

A trip to Israel, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, was eye opening and life changing.  By Joe Cimperman   Last week, a group of non-profit leaders, through the insight and support of Tom and Joan Adler and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, learned about a most beautiful, historic, epic, spirit filled, and complicated … Continued

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My Immigration Story

How I met my wife, fell in love and got my green card. Thanks America! By Neil Singh I am not new to the immigration process. My parents migrated from the Island of Fiji in the Pacific to Australia when I was two and then eventually to New Zealand, where they settled. As a result, … Continued

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Ohio’s First African American Entrepreneurship Conference

Join business and community leaders at the Presidents’ Council conference The Presidents’ Council Business Conference on August 21-22 is presented in collaboration with Downtown Cleveland Alliance and the Commission on Economic Inclusion.
It is a unique opportunity to directly engage with those who share in The Presidents’ Council mission of closing gaps that negatively impact minority … Continued

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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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