Global Cleveland, an organization focused on regional economic development through actively attracting newcomers, and welcoming and connecting them economically and socially to the many opportunities throughout Greater Cleveland, held a launch party on May 24th at Cleveland City Hall. The goal of Global Cleveland is to attract 100,000 newcomers to the region over the course of the next decade and promote Greater Cleveland as a more welcoming region.
The launch party included various types of food and entertainment that included classical dance from South Indian, Parade the Circle Puppets, and performances by near West side organizations such as the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center and the St. Ignatius High School Circus Club.
Rayray and Ezzy of the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center were two of the performers entertaining the crowd with a high energy Bumba in the Rotunda. The Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center is dedicated to preserving and sharing the traditions of the Caribbean and Puerto Rico through the use of the performing arts in public performances at area schools.
Magicians Nick Eaton and Michael DeSalvo of the St. Ignatius High School Circus Club, which specializes in juggling feats and magic tricks, performed for the crowd.
Guests had the opportunity to record testimonials or narrate what they like most about living in Cleveland and the strengths of their communities.