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Detroit Welcomes Cincinnati for Welcoming Economies City to City visit

Posted on February 16th, 2015 in International Students, Uncategorized 

On Monday, January 25th, a team of 9 community leaders from Cincinnati from diverse fields visited Detroit as part of the WE Global Network’s city-to-city visit program. The purpose of the WE Global Network’s city-to-city visits is to enable local immigrant economic development organizations in the Rust Belt [...]

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 [...]

From the Director: New Study Highlights Need for Immigrant Inclusion in Revitalization of Detroit’s Commercial Corridors

Posted on January 19th, 2015 in Uncategorized 

By Steve Tobocman This past week, the Fiscal Policy Institute, in conjunction with the America’s Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) released groundbreaking new research about the importance and prevalence of America’s immigrants in building and sustaining Main Street commercial retail businesses. While only [...]

Cultural Ambassadors Connectors program has launched!

On the 16th of October, Global Detroit kicked off its new Cultural Ambassadors Connector program with our partner, Upwardly Global. The program takes its cues from Ann Arbor SPARK’s Cultural Ambassadors program, the Halifax Connectors program, and the St. Louis Mosaic Connectors program. The Halifax [...]

From the Director: State and Local Immigration Policy – Pragmatic and Common Sense Solutions

Posted on October 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized 

By Steve Tobocman On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, I had the honor of speaking on a panel about state and local immigration policy with California State Senator Ricardo Lara and Commissioner Nisha Agarwal of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs at the [...]

Arifa Javed: Adding Indian-American Voices to Detroit’s Narrative

Posted on October 27th, 2014 in Uncategorized 

Arifa Javed, an immigrant from New Delhi, India who immigrated here some 20 years ago, has completed an exciting new documentary film entitled “Essential Arrival: Michigan’s 21st Century Indian Immigrants”. The film premiered on September 27th in Mumbai, India and is having its U.S. premiere [...]

Irma Elder – A True Immigrant Spirit will be Missed

Posted on October 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized 

Irma Elder died on Tuesday, September 30 at age 84. A woman with the true immigrant entrepreneurial spirit, she will be missed by all of us who knew and loved her.  Ms. Elder was a supporter of Global Detroit and participated in and spoke out [...]

1st annual Welcoming Games a success!

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 in Get Involved, Uncategorized, Welcoming and Inclusion 

Saturday, September 13th was a cold and dreary day, but that did not deter committed futbol players from turning up in the drizzle to join in Global Detroit’s first annual Welcoming Games. Participants came from the Ford Hispanic Network, Michigan United, and the surrounding southwest [...]

Detroit is now a “Welcoming City”

Posted on September 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized 

On Monday, September 15, the City of Detroit officially became a “Welcoming City,” joining a constellation of over 40 Welcoming Cities and Counties across the country, from Boston to Boise and Los Angeles. With five Welcoming Cities and Counties—Detroit, plus East Lansing,  Hamtramck, Macomb County, and Sterling Heights, Michigan has [...]

Corp! Magazine Diversity Awards

Posted on September 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized 

Global Talent Retention Initiative of Michigan representatives (from left) Athena Trentin, Director, Anand Geetey, Intern, Anne Craft, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Jeff Towns, Corporate Outreach Manager On Wednesday, September 10th, Michiganders celebrated diversity of our state, acknowledging the importance of immigration to our [...]