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Global Detroit’s Pioneering Efforts Honored with National Innovation Award

Today, Global Detroit was honored to receive one of the first-ever Renewal Awards, created by the National Journal and Atlantic magazines with Allstate, to recognize the innovators, grassroots organizers and problem-solvers who are making progress against the greatest challenges facing America. The awards identify and celebrate [...]

Bridging the gap: Healthcare and Immigrant Communities

Posted on December 9th, 2015 in Detroit, Immigrant Resources, Uncategorized 

Navigating the health care system is often confusing and overwhelming for Americans and English language speakers; for newcomers to the country or system the process can be paralyzing.  Welcome Mat Detroit hosts workshops to inform both immigrants and the nonprofit service providers of the resources [...]

Detroit: Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors Wanted

By Sloan Herrick, Deputy Director As I am writing this, just days after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut and amid the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, I can’t help but reflect on how vital it is right now, today, to share across [...]

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, [...]

This Welcoming Week, we salute Tony Lopez

Welcoming Week is stocked with events across the country that bring immigrants and refugees and native-born residents together in the spirit of inclusion. The spread of Welcoming Week since its first year in 2012 with over 200 events in 33 states, as well as the growth of 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 [...]

Immigrants Lend Their Voices to a Community Conversation

In order to fully integrate new immigrant and refugee communities so that these communities feel welcomed and included in their new home of Metro Detroit, the Global Detroit strategy document recommended that immigrant, refugee, and ethnic communities be connected to regional leadership. To further that [...]

From the Director – Immigrants: The Vacant Property Solution

By Steve Tobocman On Wednesday, May 20th the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network convened some 20 leaders representing 9 of the nation’s major land banks (or their equivalents), as well as representatives from the Partnership for a New American Economy and the Legacy Cities Partnership [...]

From the Director: Michigan’s global economy

By Steve Tobocman Politicians are apt to hold press conferences for projects that announce even a few hundred jobs. Can you imagine the headline for a government action that produced 15,000 jobs that paid salaries ranging from $60,000 to even $100,000? Research from the Partnership [...]

From the Director: Broken Immigration System Hurts Detroit’s Economy

By Steve Tobocman H-1B Visa Cap Denies Area Employers Critical Talent to Grow Businesses Global Detroit, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Michigan Office for New Americans, Ann Arbor SPARK, MichBio, and other business and economic leaders joined similar groups across the Rust Belt in highlighting [...]