Global Detroit Blog
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Detroit Hosts Welcoming Economies Global Network City-to-City Visit: Showcases Its Leadership in Building an Inclusive Economy and City
Visitors from peer immigrant economic development and immigrant inclusion initiatives in Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Buffalo, South Bend, and New Zealand, came to Detroit on October 25-26 to study Detroit as a model for early progress in building a welcoming and inclusive city and regional [...]
Fatimah, a refugee from Yemen with years of experience teaching chemistry to high school students, arrived in Michigan two years ago. For the next 12 months, she applied for countless jobs in her field without success because she lacked the necessary proof of education or [...]
On October 13, Global Detroit, in partnership with the East Davison Village(EDV) Community Group, hosted a neighborhood resource fair at Davison Elementary. The East Davison Village Community Neighborhood Resource Fair gave residents an opportunity to come together, meet new friends, make connections and have access [...]
Over the past ten years, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has worked with immigrant artists based in New York City to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience. The four month Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs emerging immigrant artists [...]
On Tuesday 2nd October 2018, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,Stockholm, Sweden named Gérard Mourou, a University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where he has taught for over 16 years as a co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor Mourou [...]
Our Director Steve Tobocman’s recent editorial in The Detroit News makes the case for smart immigration policies that reinforce the United States national character as the world’s leading beacon for refuge, freedom, and safety. Last year - shortly after the Trump Administration announced its 2018 [...]
Meet Monica Rao, Global Detroit’s new Opportunity Neighborhoods Project Manager. Over the past several years, Global Detroit has built trust with residents in Southwest Detroit, Hamtramck, East Davison Village, and Banglatown by responding to the specific needs of the residents. Global Detroit is expanding upon [...]
Last week, during national Welcoming Week, Global Detroit paused to celebrate its eighth year of programming, to honor some deserving immigrant entrepreneurs and champions, and to celebrate Detroit’s Top Ten status in the first-ever New American Economy Cities Index ranking America’s 100 largest cities for [...]
“If a 14-year-old kid can move from a war-torn country and figure out a way to start a number of companies that are successful, then anyone can do it – both immigrants and U.S. born,” exclaimed Edi Demaj, co-founder of Rocket Fiber, a multi-million dollar [...]
“It came to a point where corporate life had become mundane, and the urge for entrepreneurship was always there,” said Kyyba founder Tel Ganesan. His brother Thiru also caught the entrepreneurial bug, after moving from India to work on Y2K in the U.S. The two [...]
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