Cultural Ambassadors Category

Metro Detroit’s Global Talent Opportunity: Hire International Students

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 in Cultural Ambassadors, Welcoming and Inclusion 

On April 3 the government started taking applications from employers for H1-B visas, setting off the mad annual rush again.  The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty [...]

Michigan is National Leader in Tackling Brain Waste

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 [...]

Power Ties: Professional connecting welcomes international talent and strengthens the future of Michigan industries

Global Detroit shares the common belief that all residents should have access to employment opportunities that utilize their education and talent, and rewards their determination to be a contributing member of our communities. When residents are able to work in meaningful positions, our economy is [...]

From the Director: Tackling the “Brain Waste” Challenge for Detroit

By Steve Tobocman National organizations like Upwardly Global, World Education Services (WES) Global Talent Bridge, the Welcome Back Initiative, and the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians have worked for years to help college-educated immigrants achieve meaningful employment in the U.S. Noting that college-degreed immigrants are [...]

2nd Annual Welcoming Games Recap

Global Detroit is excited to share a recap of our 2nd Annual Welcoming Games, which took place Sunday, September 13 in Clark Park in celebration of National Welcoming Week, a week of activities coordinated in Michigan by Welcoming Michigan – Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. This year, [...]

Detroit, Macomb County Among First White House Welcoming Communities

The White House capped the fourth annual Welcoming Week and Thursday’s Constitution/Citizenship Day commemorations by unveiling it’s “Stand Stronger” public awareness campaign based on key recommendations from the White House Task Force for New Americans. The announcement included several programs and initiatives that promote the [...]

Connectors Program Helps Newcomers Build their Networks

Last October, Global Detroit launched the Cultural Ambassadors Connectors Program, which connects area newcomers looking to enhance their careers to established professionals that can help them grow their business networks. The program is heavily rooted in the fact that the majority of job openings (most [...]

Ambassadors Amplify Citizenship Excitement

Citizenship Ambassadors Help Candidates on the Path to Citizenship There was a palpable excitement in the Hindu Temple of Canton as people flooded in and staff and volunteers scurried to get ready for the naturalization event. Four Citizenship Ambassador volunteers were spread out in this [...]