Guest Blog: Experiencing a Traditional Congolese Wedding

A Malaysian walks into a traditional Congolese wedding in Cleveland… …no it’s not the beginning of a joke. This is my experience at my first African wedding. By Samantha Chow When I left Malaysia for the States for a six-week professional fellowship with Global Cleveland, I anticipated experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. After … Continued Read More

Guest Blog: Inclusivity and The Future of America

by Davidione C. Pearl There is a burgeoning recognition that is emerging again throughout the nation. A force that once heralded the coming of the Industrial Age – fires that would forge and define an era from sea to sea, continuing through to the height of its power on the world stage, cementing what would … Continued Read More

Guest Blog: My Trip to Madagascar

“Have you seen the movie?” That was usually the first question people asked me about my trip, both before and after. I had not seen the movie so I couldn’t offer a comparison. However, I really didn’t think I would see many cartoonish lemurs dancing in the streets of the capital of Antananarivo, or Tana … Continued Read More

Culture + Community + Culinary Arts = Culture.CLE

Culture.CLE is a nonprofit organization focused on creating a community that values diversity and appreciation for the local immigrant and refugee population by promoting immigrant-owned small businesses. Culture.CLE creates spaces that allow for open conversation and opportunity to comfortably experience other cultures and communities. One of its’ approaches is to bring together groups around food … Continued Read More

Meet Our Newest  Board Member: Colin R. Jennings, Esq.

“Cleveland has always been a City that welcomes newcomers, and it has profited greatly culturally and economically from being open and inclusive.  As a new member of the Global Cleveland Board, I want to make sure that this great tradition remains a core part of our City, and to help facilitate the creation of opportunities … Continued Read More

Ohio City Farm’s 2019 CSA Registration Now Open

Located at Bridge Ave & W 24th St, the Ohio City Farm is Cleveland’s premier urban farm, offering fresh vegetables and herbs as well as added value items such as raw honey, dried spices, and fresh bread all produced on the farm by local refugees using organic methods. One of the best ways to get … Continued Read More

Global Teen Performance Project: Found in Flight

Cleveland Public Theatre in partnership with Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy of the Cleveland Metropolitan School district presents Global Teen Performance Project: Found in Flight March 14 & 15 Teenagers from different corners of the world arrive at the airport ready to travel the globe, reunite with family, and make a new home. Flight delays and … Continued Read More

I Moved to Shanghai to Work for Disney!

I moved abroad to Shanghai, China at the end of August 2018. The decision to work and live abroad in Shanghai was motivated by a job opportunity with The Walt Disney Company. I started working for the company in May 2014 as a performer through the college program at Walt Disney World in Orlando. I … Continued Read More

We Are The Champions

Several weeks ago our community was ranked the number one community in the United States in which to become a fully naturalized US citizen. This A+ grade was given to us by Boundless, a policy shop in Seattle. This is a really big deal; it shows how a geography served by the Northern Ohio Federal … Continued Read More

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