Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration

You’re invited to the 7th Annual Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 Saint Clair Avenue, NE. The International Community Council-Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) presents this gala event in partnership with the City of Cleveland and with Global Cleveland as a Community Partner. Premier sponsor … Continued

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Addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion as a Spark Fellow

Global Cleveland is a proud member of Welcoming America, a nonprofit dedicated to helping local governments and nonprofit organizations build a welcoming infrastructure in more than 100 communities across the United States. Pictured above, Ohio Fellows: Left Patricia Y. Hernández, Senior Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. and right Melissa Bertolo, Welcome Dayton Program … Continued

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Cleveland: My New Home

I was born in Shenyang, a city in the Northeast part of China with about 8 million people, and have lived there for the first 19 years of my life. Summer is not very hot, but winter gets unbelievably cold. Shenyang has a long history: it was once the capital of China during Qing Dynasty; … Continued

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My Life As An Immigrant Living in Germany

Three months ago, my husband and I packed up our lives in Cleveland and made the move across the Atlantic to Düsseldorf, Germany. We are both lifelong Clevelanders, and though we love our hometown, we also love traveling, learning languages, and experiencing a different culture. Plus I believe that living in other countries gives you … Continued

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Altogether or Nothing!

Last week I was invited to present THE CLEVELAND STORY in Slovenia. For those of you who know it’s not Slovakia. That’s another amazing country a few hours to the north. Slovenia is where my mom was born, where both of my dad’s parents were born, and if you’ve heard me say or write this … Continued

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In Medias Res

October is awesome. Our world championship team shared their golden ringed joy, our incredible baseball team began the journey to the World Series, and Global Cleveland held the national stage for its work in welcoming newcomers and bringing prosperity to international and native born alike. In two separate weeks, Global Cleveland was able to share … Continued

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Global Cleveland Alumni: Grant Gravagna

This summer, I had the incredible honor of serving as a research associate at Global Cleveland. I couldn’t be more grateful to have had the chance. Over the course of a quick three months, this job opened my eyes to a number of the region’s individuals and organizations that had previously been unknown to me … Continued

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Rock The Pitch

Rock The Pitch‘s primary focus is to help create a layer of support for early stage entrepreneurs and small businesses, whom we refer to as “The Grinders”. By doing this, we hope to create a polished, smarter, and more prepared entrepreneur, allowing us to collaborate with other local funding opportunities and agencies to help these … Continued

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Bi- National Convergence at the US/Mexico Border

18. 18 people affiliated with the InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF), traveled to the desert in Nogales, a town which straddles Arizona and Sonora earlier this month. IRTF is a Cleveland based non-profit founded by people of conscience and faith after the martyrdom of two Cleveland women in El Salvador by U.S. trained … Continued

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