Welcoming for Centuries

Hello friends, During the week of September 16-25, 2016, Global Cleveland will partner with Welcoming America and their partners across the country to host National Welcoming Week, a nationwide event that highlights the contributions of immigrants to communities in the United States. Throughout the country, these events bring together immigrants and U.S.-born community members in … Continued

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Cleveland Welcomes the World

Last week our city, our Championship City, on the heels of a parade, a year, a decade of unparalleled growth, our Cleveland welcomed thousands of newcomers to our amazing region. From Indiana to Indonesia, from Andorra to Alabama, we did the most radical thing you can do, we welcomed.

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Global Partners in Diplomacy

On Tuesday, July 19, Global Cleveland welcomed roughly 80 international ambassadors to its Global Partners in Diplomacy reception at Severance Hall. The event, coordinated in partnership with the 2016 Republican National Convention and the U.S. Department of State, introduced the ambassadors to nearly 200 of Northeast Ohio’s civic and corporate leaders.

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My Experience Meeting Asian Diplomats in Cleveland!

We attended a cool program hosted by Global Cleveland entitled “Global Partners in Diplomacy” in Severance Hall on July 19 as part of the RNC Convention. As we took up the flight of stairs into the hall, we were warmly greeted by a traditional Punjabi message of “Sat Sri Akal Sardarji.” Unbelievable, Cleveland was going … Continued

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We Need More Not Less

It was a pleasure and a thrill to host a panel discussion on immigration last week featuring two Global Cleveland board members, Radhika Reddy, Founder and Partner of Ariel Ventures, LLC and Ariel International Center and Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Electrodynamics (QED) as well as auto dealership mogul, … Continued

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Immigration in America

On Wednesday, July 20th, we went to the Eastman Reading Garden of the Cleveland Public Library on Superior Avenue for a program concerning “Immigration in America” which was just one in a series of programs in the Cleveland Public Library’s “America’s Civic Square” series taking place from July 18th-21st.

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Northeast Ohio’s First International Language Immersion School

History will be made this fall when Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) opens its doors to students on August 3, 2016. GALA is proud to be the first dual language immersion school (offering both Mandarin and Spanish) in Northeast Ohio, the only Mandarin immersion school in Ohio, and a supporting partner of The Cleveland Plan.

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Luchita. Light. Love.

Maria de la Luz “Luchita” Munoz Galindo was an international force in our community. Her recent passing, at the age of 97, allows us the gift of reflecting on the life of a remarkable woman. Luchita’s life reads like a great American Mexican novel. Born in another state, Illinois, moving to another country and starting … Continued

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