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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It’s Almost Black History Month

It’s almost February, which means it’s almost Black History Month! Black History Month is an important observation of the revolutionary works black people have contributed to the United States’ history. Within this celebratory month, it’s important to remember that the struggle for racial justice is far from over. Blacks, Hispanics, immigrants, and refugees still face … Continued

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International Hiring 101: Tap into New Talent Pools

Join Global Cleveland, MidTown and Health Tech Corridor for an informational session on how to grow your business and impact your hiring goals by bringing on international talent. Did you know? International students in STEM fields can work for a period of up to 3 years after graduation under OPT (optional practical training) which does … Continued

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Crossing Borders: Immigration Narratives in Cleveland (submit now!)

Literary Cleveland is currently accepting submissions of original work on the theme of immigration. Selected works will be included in an original staged reading on Sat. March 18th and Sun. March 19th as part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival. We encourage writers to interpret the theme broadly, and welcome submissions from all genres — including … Continued

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An International Student Guide to Job Searching in Cleveland

Most Effective Job Search Methods: Networking 75-80% of jobs are found through networking! Networking is the ongoing process of growing personal contacts to gain information about careers. Networking does not involve asking anyone for a job! Your goal is to continually build a network that reaches within your career field until you uncover employer needs. … Continued

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The Dealership Debuts a Co-work Community For Entrepreneurs

The Shaker Heights Development Corporation (SHDC) and The Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI) announce a new partnership at The Dealership, a hub for entrepreneurship activity in Shaker Heights. The Dealership, located at 3558 Lee Rd., is a co-work, event and office space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, creatives and small businesses. The Dealership offers members short/long-term desk … Continued

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shark&minnow Awards Global Cleveland on #GivingTuesday

Strategic marketing and business consulting firm, shark&minnow, committed to giving back this holiday season. In honor of #GivingTuesday– a global day where businesses and communities come together to celebrate generosity through giving initiatives, shark&minnow launched their 2nd Annual #sharkATTACK contest. As the winning Greater Cleveland non-profit organization, Global Cleveland was selected to receive a day … Continued

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