Get Involved Category

Building an Inclusive Civic Discourse

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Detroit, Get Involved, Uncategorized, Welcoming and Inclusion 

Global Detroit and The Center for Michigan team up to insure immigrant voices are part of important civic conversation. Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat Initiative hosted two Community Conversations in May in Detroit and Hamtramck with a very diverse group of more than 30 participants whose [...]

Global Detroit, Banglatown Join Kresge Innovations Projects

In March, Global Detroit was thrilled to be one of nearly two-dozen winners of the Kresge Innovation Projects – Detroit Round Two awards to enable us to deeper engage in the revitalization of the Banglatown neighborhood. The $25,000 grant will enable us to leverage an [...]

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 [...]

Detroit Welcoming Games return September 13th with Futsal!

Global Detroit is excited to join in the celebration of Welcoming Week September 12-20th! Across the country, Welcoming America and its affiliates will commemorate Welcoming Week by hosting events to pay tribute to the cultures and rich diversity that make up our neighborhoods. In Detroit, Global Detroit is bringing people together [...]

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 [...]

Understanding American Credit: Why is it important for immigrants?

Posted on March 17th, 2015 in Detroit, Get Involved, Immigrant Resources, Uncategorized 

Global Detroit routinely highlights community partners that are working to provide skills to our target populations, including those with limited English proficiency (LEP), immigrants, and refugees. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved the launch of the Alliance for Economic Inclusion of SE Michigan (AEI [...]

It’s Time to Get Involved

This coming May marks the fifth anniversary of the release of the Global Detroit Study! Can you believe it has been that long? Maybe, we need a celebration or some time to reflect upon all of the immigrant economic development and welcoming programs, infrastructure, and [...]

How do I get more information on the Executive Order?

Posted on January 29th, 2015 in Get Involved, Immigrant Resources, Uncategorized 

Sign-up and stay informed! Many people are excited about President Obama’s executive order for administrative relief, but some don’t what it means, who if affects, and how it might affect them, their friends or family. The assumption is often made that only undocumented immigrants benefit [...]