Welcoming and Inclusion Category

GTRI Helps International Student Land First U.S. Job

Like many international students, Arjun Venugopal, a graduate student at Wayne State University completing his Masters in Manufacturing Engineering, was experiencing what most of us would consider a frustrating employment search. “I had secured interviews with several companies,” Arjun recounts. “The day before my interviews [...]

White House Regional Convening in Dearborn Highlights Strength of Integration Work in Michigan

Posted on May 26th, 2016 in Detroit, Welcoming and Inclusion 

On May 13, The White House Task Force on New Americans (Task Force), a government effort established in 2014 tasked with better integrating immigrants and refugees into American communities, held its seventh Regional Convening in Dearborn, Michigan.  The Convenings are focused on strengthening the Task [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Refugee Resettlement Groups Tour Detroit Public Schools

While it is hard to think past the tragic events in Paris and their potential implications for refugee resettlement, Metro Detroit has been the largest recipient of refugees from Iraq over the last decade. With its large Arab population and one of the largest Syrian [...]

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 [...]

Back to School – with an International Twist!

The phrase “Back to School” conjures up images of shopping for backpacks, school supplies, and maybe lunch-bags for many Americans. Unbeknownst to most back-to-school American shoppers, the school shopping list is about the same for the more than 29,000 international students now settling into colleges [...]

Welcoming Week Across Michigan

Posted on September 28th, 2015 in Detroit, Immigrant Resources, Welcoming and Inclusion 

Global Detroit is excited to share that thanks to Welcoming Michigan‘s good work Michigan leads Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities & Counties, a national network of localities that have declared themselves a Welcoming City, County, or Township, with 10 Welcoming Cities & Counties – more than any other [...]

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, [...]