The Race for H1B Visas

Hundreds of thousands of applications are submitted each year on April 1st for H1B employment-based visas. Only 85,000 of those will be selected and approved. Last year, employers in the City of Cleveland filed for 1,161 H1B workers.    While H-1B visa application rates have been an ongoing issue, many people are getting more and … Continued

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Everywhere I Go, I Represent Both of My Passports

My grandfather, W. Louis Cohn was born to a prominent family in Berlin. His family was involved in various industries, from diplomacy to automobiles to music. He grew up in France and moved back to Germany during the initial years of the Nazi regime. His Jewish father, a career diplomat, was no longer permitted to represent the … Continued

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Community Partner: City of Cleveland Economic Development Department

The City of Cleveland Economic Development Department, in partnership with Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation, has led the way in helping create an environment where businesses, from the very smallest mom-and-pop shops to the larger international corporations, thrive and grow. As the economic arm of the mayor’s administration, our mission is to provide assistance to businesses expanding within or locating … Continued

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Traveling to Odisha to see the Sun Temple in Konark

By William G. Barnard, IV;  bill@wgbiv.com; He lives with his wife Sujata Lakhe and step-daughter Samira in Chagrin Falls and has visited India seven times.  His interests include Computer Sciences, Leica photography, wood-working, Arts, traveling and volunteering.  His photographs have appeared in the Cleveland Museum of Arts rack card and had honorable mention in the … Continued

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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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