Mayor Jackson, Council President Kelley Convene with Cleveland’s International Leaders For Dialogue About Being A Welcoming City

On Wednesday, March 1, Mayor Frank Jackson and Council President Kelley held a gathering with 130 of our greater Cleveland community’s international leaders. The meeting was productive in that it transmitted 3 messages:  1. All are welcome here, the Cleveland community has been welcoming to newcomers since 1796. All are still welcome here. 2. The … Continued

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The Power of Citizenship

This nation is home to 24 million non-native non-citizens, 9 million of whom are eligible to become citizens but for the barriers of cost and English proficiency, which often stand in their way. Every year, Greater Cleveland is proud to welcome the 2,500 individuals who make the decision to become New Americans and Global Cleveland … Continued

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Closing Doors to Our Refugee Sisters and Brothers is Not Who We Are

Providing protection to people seeking safety is one of our nation’s proudest and longest standing traditions. Curtailing our refugee program threatens our shared prosperity that relies on the innovation and creativity of people who come from all places, faiths, and cultural traditions. “The people who seek to enter our country as refugees are fleeing violence … Continued

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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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