Neighborhood Revitalization Category

Elias Gutierrez Receives Global Detroit’s 2019 Community Entrepreneur Award

Situated in an office on the second floor of an old bank building that dates back to the 1930s are the headquarters of Latino Press, the newspaper Elias Gutierrez launched in 1993. “I came from Chile in 1991. Just like everyone else, I was looking [...]

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 [...]

Immigrant Inclusion Can Transform Detroit’s Housing and Community Development Industry

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 in Detroit, Neighborhood Revitalization 

Last month, Global Detroit released another insightful piece of original research highlighting the benefits of building a more inclusive region. From 2017-2018, Global Detroit staff surveyed the housing demands and perspectives of 200 Detroit residents, including immigrant and non-immigrant families. The Immigrant Housing in Detroit [...]

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 [...]

Neighborhood Resource Fair Brings Residents Together

On October 13, Global Detroit, in partnership with the East Davison Village(EDV) Community Group, hosted a neighborhood resource fair at Davison Elementary. The East Davison Village Community Neighborhood Resource Fair gave residents an opportunity to come together, meet new friends, make connections and have access [...]

Guatemalan Cuisine takes root in Southwest Detroit

Posted on September 10th, 2018 in Detroit, Detroit Ethnic Restaurants, Neighborhood Revitalization 

When you walk down Junction Street in Southwest Detroit, you can’t fail to notice a baronial building on the street. This building is home to Pollo Chapin (literally meaning Guatemalan chicken as “chapin” is what Guatemalans call each other), a Guatemalan-food-inspired restaurant. Opened in 2008, [...]

Breaking Down Barriers for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Posted on February 15th, 2018 in Banglatown, Neighborhood Revitalization 

New Americans bring entrepreneurial energy into the local communities that sparks economic growth. Welcoming cities capitalize on this by reducing the barriers for immigrants: helping to demystify regulatory barriers and financing structures, providing technical assistance and access to lending and micro-lending services, and addressing the [...]

The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region

New American Economy and Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition Release Important Research on The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region 2017 has been a difficult year. Much of the year has been spent listening to endless analyses and prognostications about how angry [...]

New report: The Economic Impact of Refugees in Southeast Michigan

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, [...]