The 9th Annual International Holiday  Celebration!

Greater Clevelanders are invited to the 9th Annual International Cleveland EXPO on Friday, December 7th – described by past participants as the “best” celebration of the area’s diversity. This year the EXPO is hosted by La Villa Conference and Banquet Center at 11500 Brookpark Road in Cleveland. The parking is FREE and plentiful. The event … Continued Read More

Guest Blog: How Studying Abroad Changed My Life!

To expand my perspective and learn from experience and to take a fun break from school, I took the advantage of the opportunity to study abroad twice during my time as an undergraduate at Ohio University. My sophomore year, I participated in a Global Public Health Program in Costa Rica and my senior year I … Continued Read More

Problem Solvers: Making An Impact in Greater Cleveland

Members of Design for America have found plenty to improve upon in and around University Circle. They helped the Ronald McDonald House organize its donations using spreadsheets, streamlined the recycling process at a campus café, and developed a pedometer that encourages the elderly to use their walkers. But as the local studio begins its sixth … Continued Read More

The 2nd Annual InterCLE, Connecting International Young Professionals

  On September 8, 2018 Global Cleveland held the 2nd Annual InterCLE event, a grand welcome for international students and young professionals in the region. All in attendance had the opportunity to engage with community organizations and to network with fellow international students. This event was sponsored by WKYC Channel 3, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Case … Continued Read More

Jose Antonio Vargas joins Cleveland Public Library for Writers & Readers

Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, joins Cleveland Public Library for Writers & Readers on Saturday, Oct 13th. In his recent memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Vargas personalizes the experiences of life as of an undocumented immigrant in America. In … Continued Read More

2018 International Life Changers Awards & Fundraising Dinner

  Liberia  Economic Development Initiative  (LEDI) will host the 2018 International Life Changers Awards and Fundraising Dinner on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 5:30 PM at Cleveland State University Glasscock Family Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. This celebration includes a dinner, silent auction, awards recognition, giveaways, live entertainment and so much more! 2018 … Continued Read More

Metrics Matter: Getting Our IQ (Immigrant Quotient) Up!

The New American Economy, an organization with whom Global Cleveland is proud to partner, recently produced a report detailing several measurements of cities across the United States and how well those cities welcome newcomers. A few facts first: 1. Studies like this are precisely essential now with the turmoil in policy due to our national … Continued Read More

Guest Blog: Windows to the World

  Growing up as a Croatian-American, I have had the privilege to have my life enriched with culture in every way it can. However, living in the Cleveland area, it isn’t difficult to get a taste for the world right in our city. Between the hundreds of restaurants represented by a variety of nations, to … Continued Read More

How Advocates Can Advance Immigrant Workforce Issues At The State and Local Level

The National Skills Coalition released a new report that gives state and local advocates fresh ideas for advancing policies to improve immigrant access to workforce and adult education services. At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy: A Roadmap to Smart Policies for State and Local Leaders focuses on the fast-growing phenomenon of state Offices … Continued Read More

Meet Carl, Our Immigrant Community Organizer

  Meet Carl Carl is a Jesuit Volunteer who will be helping Global Cleveland lead its volunteer opportunity, Community Navigators. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2018 with a degree in history and a minor in Philosophy. He is a first-generation American and first-generation college student. Both of his parents are immigrants from Jamaica, who … Continued Read More

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