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Asian Services In Action, Inc. 21st Anniversary Gala
Asian Services In Action, Inc. 21st Anniversary Gala
Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.) is the largest Asian American & Pacific Islander-focused (AAPI) health and social service 501(c)(3) agency in the State of Ohio. For more than 20 years, they have taken on the most challenging tasks to help the underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities in Northeast Ohio and all across the state. Serving over 28,000 individuals and families annual, ASIA is committed to the AAPI community through the various health and social service programs they offered.

On October 20, 2017 ASIA, Inc. held their 21st Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser at Cleveland State University.

Michael Byun, Jennifer Auh and Wayne Wong

Michael Byun, Jennifer Auh and Wayne Wong



See photos and videos of the AISA Inc. Gala

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Experiencing Chinese Culture from Ethnic Traditional Clothing
Experiencing Chinese Culture from Ethnic Traditional Clothing
In order to expand American students' horizons and diminish their over-generalized impressions of Chinese people, Xuhong Zhang (Cleveland State University Confucius Institute's associate director), along with teachers Shuo Jin and Jinting Xing, held a two-day Chinese Traditional clothing show at Langston Middle School on October 9 and 10, 2017.

A total of eighty-five students from Grades 6 through 8, have participated in this event and experienced the incredible beauty of traditional Chinese clothing.

Female Emperor of Manchu

Female Emperor of Manchu


More photos of the Ethnic Traditional Clothing Day

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International Cleveland Community Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art
International Cleveland Community Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Since the opening of the Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the CMA has hosted International Cleveland Community Day. It's a free festival featuring more than 50 groups and organizations that present their rich diversity through music, dance, and cultural displays.

Students from the Nritya Gitanjali School of Dance and Music in Cleveland

Bharata Natyam Classical Indian dance at the Art Museum


Photos and videos of International Cleveland Community Day

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International Cleveland Community Day - Photo Page
International Cleveland Community Day - Photo Page
Enjoy the page of images from the International Cleveland Community Day. Recognize anyone?

Cleveland Asian Festival

Cleveland Asian Festival Table


Photos from International Cleveland Community Day

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Mayo Society of Cleveland 2017 Ball
Mayo Society of Cleveland 2017 Ball
The Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland was founded in 2004 as a not-for-profit corporation to provide a forum for information and activities of interest to individuals of Irish descent particularly those with ancestral ties to County Mayo.

The 2017 Mayo Ball, honoring Chris Connor, former CEO of Sherwin Williams, was held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. This was the first time the Mayo Ball was held in the Rock Hall and guests were able to tour the entire Museum.

Photos and videos from the 2017 Mayo Ball



Gerry Quinn presents crystal bowl to Chris Connor

Gerry Quinn (right) presents crystal bowl to Chris Connor,
2017 Mayo Society Person of the Year

Don't forget to visit Page 2 to see photos of the people at the 2017 Mayo Ball.

Alex Quinn, Tom Scanlon, Rita Quinn and Tara Quinn

Alex Quinn, Tom Scanlon, Rita Quinn and Tara Quinn


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Italian Heritage Month 2017 kickoff
Italian Heritage Month 2017 kickoff
The official opening of a month-long celebration of the Italian-American Community in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio was held on Monday October 2, 2017 in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.

Bishop Perez, Sernea Scaiola, Paula Leonette, Matt Zone, Rose Zitiello, Mayor Jackson and portrait of Paul Sciria

Bishop Perez, Serena Scaiola, Paula Leonette, Matt Zone,
Rose Zitiello, Mayor Jackson and portrait of the late Paul Sciria


7 outstanding individuals of Italian heritage were honored at the event and the evening ended with a performance by Billy Donato.

Photos and videos of Italian Heritage Month 2017 kickoff in Cleveland

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Confucius Institute at CSU Teacher Appreciation Day
Confucius Institute at CSU Teacher Appreciation Day
Sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language International Council (Hanban), the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University was established in August 2008. Each year they hold an event to honor teachers. About 270 teachers, students and administrators from 26 different schools and organizations attended the 2017 event

Dr. Yan Xu and Dr. Zhichao Yin

Dr. Yan Xu and Dr. Zhichao Yin

Dr. Anthony Yen and teacher Luling Li

Dr. Anthony Yen and teacher Luling Li


See photos and videos from the Teacher Appreciation Day

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Kol Israel 2017 Holocaust Memorial
Kol Israel 2017 Holocaust Memorial
Kol Israel Foundation is an organization of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, their families, and supporters. Each year they hold an annual Memorial Service. The 56th annual Memorial Service was held at Zion Memorial Park in Bedford Heights on Sunday September 24, 2017. It was co-sponsored by Kol Israel Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. In 1961, Kol Israel built one of the first monuments in the United States dedicated to the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Ashes of the victims from concentration camps are buried beneath it and the names of deceased family members are engraved on its surrounding wall.

The ceremony included a special dedication of the Kol Israel Memorial Monument's Historical Marker. The marker, granted by the Ohio History Connection, acknowledges the Monument as the first of its kind in the United States.

Jewish Federation of Cleveland president Gary Gross

Jewish Federation of Cleveland president Gary Gross



See photos and videos from the Memorial Event

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Republic of Slovenia Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Cleveland
Republic of Slovenia Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Cleveland
The Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Andrej G. Rode hosted a reception in Honor of His Excellency Dr. Miro Cerar Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Slovenian National Home in Cleveland Ohio. Slovenian Ambassador to the US Stanislav Vidovic also attended.

Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar

Slovenia Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar


Photos and video from the Slovenian Prime Minister event

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Armenian Independence Day Celebration
Armenian Independence Day Celebration
In Armenia, Independence Day is an official holiday. It commemorates the restoration of the Republic of Armenia in September 21, 1991, after 70 years of Soviet rule. In Cleveland, the occasion was celebrated on September 21, 2017 with a ceremony in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall and the flying of the flag of Armenia over City Hall.

Leah Jones, Tigran Baghdasaryan, Rouben Sagatelov, Razmig Pounardjian  and Alex Lackey

Leah Jones (Senator Brown's office), Tigran Baghdasaryan, Rouben Sagatelov, Razmig Pounardjian and Alex Lackey (Mayor Jackson's office)


See more of the Armenian event at City Hall

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Cleveland Indians Hispanic Heritage Night
Cleveland Indians Hispanic Heritage Night
The Cleveland Indians hosted Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, Sept. 15 at Progressive Field as part of Major League Baseball’s broader Hispanic Heritage Month efforts. The Tribe played host to a large group of Hispanic fans at Progressive Field that evening, plus a DJ played the club’s players’ favorite Latin music throughout the game.

The Tribe’s 40-man roster includes 13 players of Hispanic descent, including fan favorites Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramírez, Carlos Carrasco, Edwin Encarnación and more. On Opening Day, 235 players -- almost 30 percent of the league -- were of Latino descent and in a recent ESPN poll, more than 60 percent of Hispanic people living in the U.S. consider themselves fans of Major League Baseball.

Francisco Lindor

Francisco Lindor


See more from Progressive Field and the league’s “Ponle Acento” campaign

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Žumbercani Tamburitzans Orchestra in Croatian Garden
Žumbercani Tamburitzans Orchestra in Croatian Garden
The Croatian Heritage Museum & Library hosted a concert of Croatian tamburitza music in the Croatian Cultural Garden on Sunday September 17, 2017. The Žumbercani Tamburitzans Orchestra performed a concert of traditional Croatian tamburitza music.

Žumbercani Tamburitzans Orchestra in Croatian Cultural Garden

Žumbercani Tamburitzans Orchestra in Croatian Cultural Garden


Photos and videos of the Žumbercani Tamburitzans Orchestra in the Croatian Cultural Garden

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Pakistani Cultural Garden at One World Day
Pakistani Cultural Garden at One World Day
Though the Pakistani Cultural Garden is still in the planning and fund-raising phase, the Cleveland Pakistani community was out in full force at the 72nd annual One World Day.

Members of the community marched in the annual Parade of Flags.

Pakistani Garden in One World Day Parade of Flags


Later at the site of the Pakistani Garden there was food, music, games for kids, information and lots of fun.

Pakistani Cultural Garden on One World Day

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14th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival
14th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival
Smoked sausages and polka music attracted a crowd of more than 1,200 to SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, for the 14th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum on a warm and sunny Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Polka music legends Ron Sluga and Walter Ostanek, Canada's Polka King

Polka music legends Ron Sluga and Walter Ostanek, Canada's Polka King

Photos and more from the Slovenian Sausage Festival

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Welcome International Students - Global Cleveland InterCLE
Welcome International Students - Global Cleveland InterCLE
Northeast Ohio's international students, an economic force waiting to be tapped, were invited to a first-of-its-kind event on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland. Over 520 young adults from around the world attended InterCLE 2017, where civic and business leaders, for the first time, formally welcomed them to the region.

The event featured music, food, cultural demonstrations, networking with employers and an after-party in the Flats.

Friends of Global Cleveland team menmbers

Friends of Global Cleveland team members


Photos and videos from the Global Cleveland InterCLE 2017

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Chinese Bridge Summer Camp - American Students in China
Chinese Bridge Summer Camp - American Students in China
In the summer of 2017, twenty-seven American students from eleven different schools received the opportunity of a lifetime. Thanks to the co-sponsorship of the Honorable Marcia Fudge and Chinese Vice Premier LIU Yandong, these students were able to partake in the Chinese Bridge Program.

Through the program, organized by the Cleveland State University Confucius Institute and joint-organized by the Capital University of Economics and Business(CUEB) in Beijing and Yunnan Normal University in Kunming, students received the chance to spend two weeks immersed in Chinese language, history, food, sights and culture in the cities of Beijing and Kunming (of Yunnan Province).

photo with the local minority of Yunnan Shilin

Students posing with a local


More from the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

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K-Pop at Global Cleveland InterCLE
K-Pop at Global Cleveland InterCLE
International students from around the world who are attending school in Cleveland attended InterCLE 2017, a grand welcome for international students hosted by Global Cleveland and Friends of Global Cleveland a new, international young professionals group and with the support of the City of Cleveland. 4 young ladies performed K-Pop dances for the 400 attendees.

K-Pop performance at InterCLE

K-Pop dancers


See more photos and videos from the K-Pop dancers at InterCLE

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2017 Cleveland International Hall of Fame
2017 Hall of Fame Induction
The 2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame was inducted in front of 500 people on April 18th.

2017 Cleveland International Hall of Fame class



Seated - Mona Alag, Basil Russo, Marianna Miller
Standing - Seung Kim, Wael Khoury MD, Jim Craciun




More about the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

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Welcome to Cleveland
Welcome to Cleveland



Members of the Stabrova Youth Ballet
welcome you to Cleveland


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Thank You Mayor Jackson
Thank You Mayor Jackson
Letter from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to Dan and Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.com


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Thank You Governor Kasich
Thank You Governor Kasich
Letter from Ohio Governor Kasich to Dan and Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.com


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This is Our Cleveland - ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Party
This is Our Cleveland - ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Party
The International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) hosted their annual multicultural holiday celebration at the Global Center for Health Innovation in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland Ohio.

At the end of an international fashion show that featured native costumes from dozens of countries, the models gathered on stage and walked out to the sounds of We are the World. Watch this short video and be inspired.

More photos and videos from the event soon.

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We Pray the Rosary - Living Rosary DVD
We Pray the Rosary - Living Rosary DVD
Hail Mary, Full of Grace…

This DVD is a Living Rosary in the sense that over 200 people participated in saying a prayer. 3 bishops, numerous priests and sisters and a variety of lay people all said a prayer (Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary or Glory Be) that when put together combine to form the complete Rosary.

We hope that you will pray along with the diverse group of people on this DVD. They are young and old, different races and ethnicities, in Church and outside, alone and in groups. The prayers are said in English, but occasionally there is a prayer in another language. You may not know the language but will understand, and be able to pray along, because of the context.

  1. American Sign Language
  2. English
  3. Gaelic
  4. German
  5. Hindi
  6. Italian
  7. Konkani
  8. Korean
  9. Lebanese
  10. Polish
  11. Portuguese
  12. Slovenian
  13. Spanish
  14. Swahili

Lourdes Shrine in Cleveland


More about the We Pray the Rosary DVD


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Cleveland Non-Violence Pledge
Cleveland Non-Violence Pledge
"As chairman and on behalf of the Hispanic Roundtable, we enthusiastically take the pledge of peace and nonviolence. We are honored to be associated with two of the greatest human beings whoever lived: Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. Most importantly, we want to be associated with the universal and eternal value of peace and dignity for all human beings, who are all created in God's image.
José C Feliciano

Have you signed the Cyber Wall of Peace and Nonviolence yet?

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Cultural and Ethnic Store
Cultural and Ethnic Store
No matter what your cultural or ethnic background is, you will find products tailored to that group in our On-Line Store.

For example, do you know a Slovenian (or Irish or Polish or Italian or...) Grandma or Grandpa who would love their own Parking Sign? Check it out. Books, DVDs, Music, Flags, Baby Items, Gourmet Foods and much more.

All at great prices and shipped securely from Amazon.com

Please help support ClevelandPeople.Com by shopping in our Online Store.

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 What is Cleveland's greatest asset?
Cleveland People

Sure we love the distinct 4 seasons (most of the time). And we love the great cultural and civic resources such as University Circle, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cultural Gardens, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians and so much more.

But it's the people that make Cleveland special. The rich culture, traditions and, of course, food from over 100 ethnic groups makes Cleveland a much richer city.

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Welcome to Cleveland

Helping Monika

Over 1,500 of the daily visitors to ClevelandPeople.Com visit from outside the US. The website has been serving as a Virtual Welcoming Center to people from all over the world. We ask the appropriate Ambassador to assist us with specific cases.

For example, we received an e-mail from a visitor named Monika in Poland. The message was in Polish so we asked Polish Ambassador John Borkowski to translate for us.

Basically, Monika is coming to the Cleveland Clinic and is nervous. She doesn't know anyone or the language.

We sent Monika's information to many on our Polish (and other) lists and the response was terrific. Several organizations and individuals will be assisting and welcoming Monika.

What a terrific group of Cleveland People!

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Do you need a Hungarian Flag? A shirt that says "I love Slovenian girls"? How about a sign that says No Parking except for Irish Grandmother?

These and hundreds of other items for your particular ethnic group are available for browsing at our on-line store. It's safe, fast, easy and fun. And there is a wide selection you will never find in the stores!


What is Cleveland's greatest asset?
Cleveland People Sure we love the distinct 4 seasons (most of the time).

And we love the great cultural and civic resources such as University Circle, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians and so much more.

But it's the people that make Cleveland special. The rich culture, traditions and, of course, food from over 100 ethnic groups makes Cleveland a much richer city.

This site serves as a portal to reach the many interesting groups of people that make up Cleveland. While you will want to click on a link of a group that you belong to or are familiar with, why not check out some other groups and see what they have to offer?

If you are from outside the Cleveland area, even outside the US, please contact us to see what our area has to offer you and your family. We think you will be amazed at the opportunities.

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