Global Detroit Blog
Read below for updates to Global Detroit and immigrant news affecting Metro-Detroit.
Irma Elder died on Tuesday, September 30 at age 84. A woman with the true immigrant entrepreneurial spirit, she will be missed by all of us who knew and loved her. Ms. Elder was a supporter of Global Detroit and participated in and spoke out [...]
Saturday, September 13th was a cold and dreary day, but that did not deter committed futbol players from turning up in the drizzle to join in Global Detroit’s first annual Welcoming Games. Participants came from the Ford Hispanic Network, Michigan United, and the surrounding southwest [...]
On Monday, September 15, the City of Detroit officially became a “Welcoming City,” joining a constellation of over 40 Welcoming Cities and Counties across the country, from Boston to Boise and Los Angeles. With five Welcoming Cities and Counties—Detroit, plus East Lansing, Hamtramck, Macomb County, and Sterling Heights, Michigan has [...]
Global Talent Retention Initiative of Michigan representatives (from left) Athena Trentin, Director, Anand Geetey, Intern, Anne Craft, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Jeff Towns, Corporate Outreach Manager On Wednesday, September 10th, Michiganders celebrated diversity of our state, acknowledging the importance of immigration to our [...]
This past August, an engaged and excited group of almost 50 new international students at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) was treated to a special orientation to Detroit and Michigan by Welcome Mat Detroit Director Mary Lane, staff, and volunteers. Representing eleven different countries [...]
Our Director Steve Tobocman recently joined other experts for Giving Cities and Regions a Greater Voice in Immigration Policy, a video chat hosted by the Migration Policy Institute, to discuss attracting immigrants into local economies through regional immigration systems. Creating more regional-based national immigration laws [...]
Global Detroit is excited to help kick-off National Welcoming Week on Saturday, September 13th with its first annual Welcoming Games at Clark Park in southwest Detroit. Welcoming Week is all about recognizing that – no matter how long we have been in the U.S. – we [...]
On June 23, in partnership with Michigan’s Office for New Americans and the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Upwardly Global launched a new office in Detroit to provide job-search coaching, relicensing guidance, and employer referral services to skilled immigrant and refugee professionals. [...]
On July 15, the auditorium at Escuela Avancemos Academy in southwest Detroit was filled with cheering families and friends as eight students stepped across the stage to receive their graduation certificates from the ProsperUs Detroit Entrepreneur Training Program. This training session was unique in that [...]
By Steve Tobocman Last Wednesday, July 15, I interrupted my family vacation on the Jersey Shore to drive down to our nation’s Capitol to participate in the first-ever White House National Convening on Immigrant and Refugee Integration. As one of the 170-invitation only participants, I [...]
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