Global Detroit Blog
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By Sherri Kolade Public Relations Associate for the International Institute Sewing has always been a passion for Dijana Bucalo, even in the days of her youth in Bosnia. Bucalo, now 48 years old, still fondly recalls the memories of her aunt, sister and mother sewing [...]
Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2013 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide array of ethnic music and dance, educational cultural displays from area groups and retailers, and cuisine from city restaurateurs. Last year, the event drew a crowd of over 1,000 [...]
The International Institute is hosting FREE 8-week naturalization programs starting January 8th, 9th, and 14th in Pontiac, Hamtramck, and Detroit. Please spread the word and volunteer, if possible, to help provide this invaluable resource to our communities. Please click here to view flier. Centro Multicultural La [...]
Sonia Harb, Director of ACCESS on retaining talent. Reposted from The Progressive. McClatchy-Tribune We need to tap the potential of immigrant entrepreneurs and whiz kids. To do this, we should reform our immigration policy to allocate visas for immigrant entrepreneurs and green cards for immigrants who [...]
Today is the second day of our “I welcome immigrants because…” Campaign and also the 18th Annual International Migrants Day, a day marked by the United Nations. Today, let’s recognize the contributions migrants make to our communities, despite the difficulties they often need to overcome. [...]
We are giving away five copies of the award-winning publication Green Card Stories. To put your name in the hat, complete one of the following sentences: “I welcome immigrants because…” “I am global because…” Share your responses via Twitter @GlobalDET, our Facebook page, or via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be [...]
“History teaches us that from every major economic crisis, America has emerged stronger, smarter and more innovative—it’s in our DNA…It’s that time again. We must write a new chapter in the story of American innovation…Many people around the country think that our state is broken, [...]
The International Institute of Metro Detroit will be offering free 8-week naturalization programs both in Hamtramack and Pontiac starting January 9th and January 8th, respectively (click links to view fliers). The program focuses on preparation for the Naturalization Test and assisting with the N-400 application. The program also [...]
ProsperUS Detroit Community Partner Application (Click here for the PDF) Introduction The ProsperUS Detroit Entrepreneur Training Program seeks competitive proposals from qualified community-based organizations (CBOs) to participate as Community Partners in a neighborhood-based microenterprise development program. Community Partner applicants should be based in one of [...]
Foreign grads of U.S. schools boost economy By Eric Cantor | Saturday, December 1, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Op-Ed The lessons taken from the November election may vary, but the one thing we all agree on is that getting our economy moving again must be our top priority. We have [...]
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