Global Detroit Blog
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Farah Bala was raised by a single mother in India, where divorce was taboo. She immersed herself in the world of theater, began acting in school plays, and eventually won a scholarship to study theater at Sarah Lawrence College in New York in 2001. [...]
Are you or someone you know eligible for US citizenship? Join MIRC for this special event to learn the path to U.S. citizenship and have accredited attorneys review your application! Saturday, November 10, 10am-3pm Henry Ford Community College Andrew Mazzara Administrative Services and Conference Center 5101 [...]
Reposted from the National Journal. What do Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Dayton, Ohio, have in common? Each of these cities has endured decades of shrinking population—and each has recently identified skilled immigrants as a vital component of a healthy economy. Their economic-development agendas recognize that attracting [...]
From the Southwest Solutions website: Southwest Solutions is nationally recognized as a model of holistic community building, as a leading provider of both human services and housing and economic development. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families, while making [...]
Global Detroit Director Steve Tobocman was interviewed for a segment on CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange, Canada’s most watched business news show. Steve highlighted the economic benefits immigrants can bring to the Metro Detroit region, how disinvested neighborhoods can be revitalized through immigrant populations and how Global [...]
Like many industrial Midwest cities, Dayton Ohio has attracted pockets of immigrants from all over the world. People from Mexico, Vietnam, Samoa and Russia have migrated into Dayton’s neighborhoods, bringing with them the rich cultures and heritages of their home country. In 2010, after noticing [...]
On September 13th, 165 University Presidents and Chancellors of American Universities delivered a letter to the President and members of Congress urging action on visa reform which would provide more green cards for foreign students entering STEM fields. Based on a report from the Partnership [...]
Global Detroit’s International Student Retention program is hosting a series of free webinar conferences on topics impacting international students. If you are interested in attending, please click on the corresponding link to register: Webinar #1: Investing in Michigan’s Economic Future: Closing the Talent Gap with International Students Tuesday, September 11, [...]
Are you a entrepreneur in Detroit? Are you from or interested in working in the North End, Cody-Rouge or Southwest Detroit? ProsperUS Detroit is introducing a new Entrepreneur Training program, applications are currently being accepted for the program which begins at the end of September. The 20 week [...]
Global Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that revitalizes Michigan’s economy by pursuing strategies that strengthen Detroit’s connections to the world to make the region more attractive and welcoming to immigrants, internationals, and foreign trade and investment as a means to produce jobs and regional economic growth.
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