Global Detroit Blog
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Yasir Ibrahim came to Detroit in 2008 fleeing persecution and ethnic violence ravaging Iraq. He quickly found work as a clerk in a dollar store stocking shelves, cleaning up, and tackling any task that would help him build a good life for himself in America, [...]
Global Detroit was honored last week to be recognized with the Small Business Champion Award from TechTown last week. Recognizing our contribution to working with immigrant entrepreneurs who are revitalizing neighborhoods and diversifying the business ecosystem in Detroit, Global Detroit received the award alongside other [...]
A diverse crowd of nearly 100 joined Global Detroit at our Second Annual Event to celebrate immigration innovation and award leaders who demonstrate the truly broad, inclusive nature of Global Detroit’s work and impact. Located at the beautiful home of Harold and Mary Ellen Gurewitz [...]
On September 15, Global Detroit, in partnership with the East Davison Village neighborhood group, hosted a neighborhood cleanup. Volunteers from the community, Global Detroit, and Wayne County Community College were able to clear an alleyway to improve resident safety. Residents in the area recently [...]
As President Trump completes his sixth month in office, one area that has been deeply impacted by his Administration has been refugee resettlement. Tied to his so-called Muslim travel ban, President Trump has sought to block refugee resettlement for 120 days and cap the number [...]
Last week, Global Detroit joined with the Michigan Economic Center in releasing Michigan: We Are All Migrants Here, one of the first reports in America to analyze the local economic costs of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and how they impact Michigan. Immigration has dominated local and national news of [...]
Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat Detroit is committed to strengthening communities and service capacity by broadening access to and knowledge of services and resources, fostering a welcoming atmosphere for all, and building capacity of immigrant service providers. In addition to one of the nation’s largest online [...]
Today, the Global Detroit, in partnership with the New American Economy and Detroit Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, released new data on the impact that immigrants are having in the revitalization of Detroit and its neighborhoods. The “New Americans in Detroit” findings will be fairly [...]
Global Detroit, Popps Packing, Muslim Family Services and Detroit HOPE Center hosted a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday May 13th. Residents, community members and community organizations pitched in to clean up an area of Banglatown. This effort was in conjunction with the Motor City Makeover, an [...]
National leaders from the New American Economy (NAE) and World Education Services (WES) Global Talent Bridge joined Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Cabinet Director Mike Zimmer (pictured), Global Detroit, the Michigan Office for New Americans (MONA) and 75 attendees on May 1 to discuss “brain waste”—the [...]
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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