City of Cleveland Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month

Friday, June 12, 2015

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland has declared June “Immigrant Heritage Month” and is celebrating by recognizing those immigrants who have contributed to Cleveland’s history and who continue to move our city forward.  

“Cleveland is made up of 77 different cultural groups and it is that unique blend that makes Cleveland thrive,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “On behalf of the citizens of our great city, I am pleased to offer this Proclamation designating June 2015 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Cleveland.”

"Global Cleveland is proud to participate with the City of Cleveland to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month,” said Richard J. Konisiewicz, Interim Director, Global Cleveland. “We look at those who came before us from other lands to build up our city and nation and know there are able leaders of immigrants and refugees who continue to add to our community's diversity and to our workforce.”

Global Cleveland highlights immigrant stories on its website for the whole month of June ( and has other events that celebrate the month. 

View Mayor Jackson’s proclamation for “Immigrant Heritage Month” here.