Get Involved Category

Help Us Build Detroit’s Inclusive Future.

Rezaul Karim came to America to create a better life for his family–twice. Although he worked as a bank officer in Bangladesh, he knew there were more opportunities for his four young daughters in the U.S. So he moved his family to New York and [...]

Be A part of Detroit’s Inclusive Future!

When Mayra Torres received a letter from her new landlord, it was her first notice that her house had been sold. Worried, she reached out to Raquel Garcia. As Global Detroit’s director of housing and special projects, Raquel serves as an invaluable resource to her [...]

Happy New Year! A look back at 2018 Milestones

By Alistair Kiyingi As immigration gridlocks our national government, Global Detroit is looking forward to 2019 with new energy, vision, and commitment around its work making our region an economically vibrant leader in integrating our immigrant potential in an economy that works for everyone.  Part [...]

Draft Comments to “Public Charge”

Posted on December 7th, 2018 in Get Involved 

The national advocacy coalition against the expansion of public charge, Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) has made submitting comments easy. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are able to submit their comments through the comment form at https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/#take-action. PIF has pre-populated its online form with a sample comment for you. Comments [...]

Public Charge Proposal Threatens Rust Belt Economies

Posted on December 7th, 2018 in From the Director, Get Involved, Welcoming and Inclusion 

Only days remain before public comments are due on the proposed federal rule change to public charge and last week, Global Detroit helped lead a twitter town hall meeting to highlight the potentially devastating economic impacts of the proposal. On October 10, the Department of [...]

New Research: Immigrant Impact on Michigan’s “Middle Skills” Worker Shortage

Posted on February 19th, 2018 in Champions for Growth, Get Involved 

Michigan’s workforce is rapidly aging and retiring. Half of the job openings expected in the  next decade are anticipated to be part of the “middle skills” category—jobs that require training beyond a high school diploma, but require less than a four-year college degree. These jobs [...]

Working Together in Banglatown

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 [...]

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 [...]

Champions for Growth: Success stories shared

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in Champions for Growth, Detroit, Get Involved 

Our economy strongly benefits from robust immigration and business leaders are gravely concerned about the policies and messages coming from Washington, D.C. these days. That was the message delivered at Global Detroit’s Champions for Growth Happy Hour on March 13. We may have chosen the [...]

The organic nature of organizing and gardening

At the corner of Scotten and Branden in Southwest Detroit, the remains of once vibrant tomato and bell pepper plants recently weathered their first frost. This new community garden is the result of collaboration and a community’s collective effort to get to know its neighbors. [...]