THANK YOU For Your Commitment To Changing Lives & StrengtheningOur Region

Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to Global Cleveland! Our 501(c)(3) non-profit is dedicated to attracting, welcoming, and connecting international newcomers to economic, social, and educational opportunities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to help our region grow and thrive. Your donation will help us provide services to impact the lives of more immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, and expats.

See The Impact Your Gift Will Have

"I am praying to jump on any opportunity to create my American Dream..."

"For myself and my family, Global Cleveland opened doors and introduced us to other people, mainly connections, connecting us to people or other organizations that can bring more opportunities for us.”
- Crispin

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"I hope to one day fill the shoes of a mentor and assist in helping other international newcomers."

"[Global Cleveland's] Global Rising program has been a fantastic way for me to connect with the community here and to learn not only what initiatives are taking place in this great city, but also how I can get involved and give back to my community."
- Chris

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The Impacts of Immigrants In Northeast Ohio

7,200

Manufacturing Jobs Preserved

Immigrants strengthened the local job market by allowing companies to keep jobs on U.S. soil, helping preserve or create 7,200 local manufacturing jobs that would have otherwise vanished or moved elsewhere by 2019.

$482,000,000

Contributed To Social Security

The foreign-born in Northeast Ohio contributed over $482 million to Social Security and over $133 million to Medicare in 2019.

8.1%

Immigrant Business Owners

Immigrants represented 8.1 percent of the business owners in Northeast Ohio in 2019. About 8,300 immigrant entrepreneurs generated $204.8 million in business income.

40.8%

Immigrants With A Bachelor's Degree

In 2019, 40.8 percent of immigrants aged 25 and above held at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 30.5 percent of the U.S.-born population in the region.

*Stats from New American Economy New American Economy