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Black Lives Matter. America Has Not Resolved Its Racist Legacies

Black Lives Matter. America Has Not Resolved Its Racist Legacies

It’s clear that expressions of empathy are not enough in this moment. It’s time for action and results. It’s time to pursue bold ideas, bold proposals and bold actions. Yes, we need to reform policing policies and, yes, we need to reverse cultural acceptance of the symbols of the Confederacy. But that’s just the beginning.

International Students Show Resilience During Pandemic

International Students Show Resilience During Pandemic

When the statewide stay-at-home order was first issued in March, Global Detroit had just launched the second cohort of our Global Talent Accelerator. We asked the seven competitively selected students if they wished to continue the program, which prepares...

PAXAFE brings jobs, investment to Michigan

PAXAFE brings jobs, investment to Michigan

Ashok Seetharam was living in Milwaukee when his startup, PAXAFE, began to take off. But he wasn’t sure he’d be able to stay. PAXAFE was Ashok’s third startup. After moving to the U.S. from India and graduating from Brown University with a graduate degree in...

“We Are Hamtramck”

“We Are Hamtramck”

On Saturday October 12, we worked with Hamtramck residents to create a "We Are Hamtramck" mural in Veterans Park to celebrate and share our vision for the future Hamtramck Recreation District Park. This event was held in collaboration with TEN x TEN and the...

Pam Lavers Receives Global Detroit’s 2019 Champion Award

Pam Lavers Receives Global Detroit’s 2019 Champion Award

A passionate public servant with more than 23 years of service, newly retired Deputy County Executive of Macomb County Pam Lavers always wanted to work for government. Hand-picked in 2011 by newly elected Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Lavers helped to set up...

Global Detroit’s 2019 Young Professional: Arjun Venugopal

Global Detroit’s 2019 Young Professional: Arjun Venugopal

Arjun Venugopal moved to the United States from his native India in 2015. Like many international students, Arjun, a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering graduate from Wayne State University, was experiencing what most of us would consider a frustrating employment...

GTA Prepares International Students for Job Market

GTA Prepares International Students for Job Market

On July 15, we celebrated the graduation of 11 international students from our inaugural Global Talent Accelerator. These hardworking students, with degrees (or soon-to-be completed degrees) from bachelor’s to Ph.D, spent the summer attending interactive workshops on...