Maksim Chernyavskiy

Where are you from? Gomel, Belarus What was your childhood like? I don’t remember much about Belarus. We left when I was 3 due to religious persecution and environmental issue from the Chernobyl fallout. We lived 80 miles north of Ukraine. When we arrived we lived in Cleveland Heights and then moved to Mayfield Heights … Continued

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State of Downtown

2016 was a big win not just for the Cavs but also for the city of Cleveland. Downtown Cleveland had the opportunity to host the Republican National Convention, the newly transformed Public Square was unveiled, the Indians made a World Series appearance, and of course, to top it all off, the Cavs NBA Championship. Clevelanders … Continued

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Global Cleveland and Downtown Cleveland Alliance Host 2017 State of Downtown: The Economic Success of Migration and Immigration

With the goal to inform the community and leaders on several aspects of immigration often left out of the national news, Global Cleveland will be facilitating a panel discussion on the 2017 state of downtown affairs, The Economic Success of Migration and Immigration. On Tue 3/28 @ 4-6pm at the City Club, Global Cleveland invites … Continued

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Lottie Cohn

Name: Lottie P. Cohn Birthplace: Germany (now U.S. citizen) Where are you from? Germany. I was born in Bonn and grew up in the town of Altenkirchen. What was your childhood like? It was nice until the Nazis took power. Once the Nazis took power I was afraid to go out in the streets. One … Continued

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New data on Cleveland shows the economic impact of immigrant population: Joe Cimperman (Opinion)

Today, New American Economy, an immigration reform advocacy organization, launched Map the Impact–a campaign to highlight the vital economic contributions of immigrants in communities across the country. Global Cleveland has joined this time of action to help promote the new research on the contributions of immigrants in the Cleveland Metro Area and highlight the critical … Continued

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Snezhana Kiseleva

Where are you from?  I am from Russia. What was your childhood like? I was a happy child.  My parents spoiled me.  I was a single child, so I got a lot of presents.  They took care of my education and had tutors since I was seven.  That’s when I started to learn English. What … Continued

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Humera Khan

Where are you from? New Delhi , India What was your childhood like? Lots of fun with loving and understanding parents and siblings who were close in age. What brought you to Cleveland? My husband was here and I came to join him. What were your first thoughts about coming to the United States? Did … Continued

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Johnny Wu

Where are you from? Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Central America, Panama What was your childhood like? Being son of the diplomat, we get to travel all over, and also get to learn to be spoiled, but when we no longer are diplomat (dad retired) we learned the hard way and strive for the best, I … Continued

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My First Week in Honduras

It’s been a whirlwind of a week! After traveling Sunday and Monday, I started teaching at Good Shepherd Bilingual School on Tuesday morning. My students had gym class first thing in the morning, so after saying good morning, our class lined up and walked around the school to a field for relay races, jump rope, … Continued

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