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2020:  An Election to Celebrate

2020: An Election to Celebrate

The 2020 elections have largely concluded and I think many of us are now breathing a sigh of relief. Of course, for those of us working to build a more inclusive economy will focus on what the elections mean for immigration policy (more on that below), but I think we...

Preparation Meets Opportunity: GTA Grad Reflects on Her Experience

Preparation Meets Opportunity: GTA Grad Reflects on Her Experience

Berenice López is a recent graduate of Global Detroit’s Global Talent Accelerator, a selective program that prepares international students and graduates for the US job market. A former project manager for General Motors from Mexico City, Berenice received her MFA in...

New Americans in Detroit

New Americans in Detroit

The impacts of COVID-19 are not limited to just those who have died or the 2.7 million Americans contracting the disease or the family members and loved ones of those stricken, as devastating—and disproportionately impactful to African-American, Latinx, Asian and...

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...