The Magic of Cleveland in One Astonishing School

By Joe Cimperman   Aniya is smiling. We went to her classroom at Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy in the heart of the MetroWest Neighborhood at West 46 and Clark Avenue. She is smiling because she met someone who not only speaks Turkish, but through the incredible providence and serendipity that is Cleveland she met … Continued Read More

New ‘Citizenship Corners’ Established In Local Library Branches

By: Christopher Hoey   Global Cleveland is dedicated to being a resource to the international community of Cleveland. In an attempt to make resources regarding citizenship more readily available, we will be partnering with 5 local library branches to install Citizenship Corners that will be stocked with pamphlets and other informational materials that can be … Continued Read More

Immigrant Business Spotlight: Micah Specialty Foods

Hungry for home, Nana, an immigrant from Ghana, recreates the flavors of Africa in Cleveland   It was natural that Nana Kwamena Takyi-Micah felt homesick that first year at Hiram College. He missed his family, 5,000 miles away in the African nation of Ghana. He also very much missed the food.  That was his motivation … Continued Read More

Puerto Ricans in Distress Begin to Arrive in Cleveland

  Beckoned by family, hurricane victims are looking for jobs and place to live   As Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico braces for a long and painful recovery, attention is turning toward welcoming and resettling islanders compelled to leave. And not a moment too soon. Community groups are already witnessing a surge of newcomers from the island. … Continued Read More

Cleveland Police Looking For Cultural Diversity

The City of Cleveland strives to create a Public Safety force that reflects its richly diverse community which includes our naturalized citizens who call Cleveland home!  Whether you are a newly naturalized citizen or have been here for a while we are asking You to join our family!  Assist us in providing the best services … Continued Read More

Immigrants Helping Drive A Great Lakes Comeback

New study reveals an international talent stream that cities are tapping to replenish lost population and grow the economy Soon after earning his doctorate in physics at Case Western Reserve University, Hiroyuki Fujita, a Japanese immigrant, started a company that put his education to work. He had an idea for improving radio frequency coils, a … Continued Read More

Because America said Welcome, Loung Ung Came to Cleveland.

By Joe Cimperman   In a time of xenophobia and anti-refugee rhetoric, let’s remember what refugees endured to get here and what they bring to our communities.   Loung Ung is ours. I know she’s a daughter of Cambodia. Because of her books and now her movie, she’s a citizen of the world. But Loung is also a Clevelander, part of the living mural that makes this city so special. If … Continued Read More

International Students Called to Pitch Their Bright Ideas

By Wenzhu Sun Listen up, international students! This is an opportunity for your voices and your ideas to be heard. Through the generous sponsorship of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Global Cleveland and the Health Tech Corridor are co-hosting an International Student Pitch Showcase November 1 at the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern. If you … Continued Read More

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