Partner Organizations

  • ACCESS

    Empowers communities to improve their economic, social and cultural well-being, and provides programming and services in the areas of health & wellness, education, youth, employment services and human services.

  • ACCESS Growth Center

    Increases the capacities of metro Detroit’s immigrants and communities through economic and community development.

  • African Business Chamber of Commerce

    Advocates for increased trade between the United States and Africa, and it leads the U.S. business community in engagement with Africa’s regional economic communities, the established African private sector, as well as small and medium-size enterprises.

  • African Caribbean Chamber of Commerce

    Advances the business activities and prosperity of its members. Its vision is to be a driving force that will create synergy to empower and elevate African Caribbean businesses.

  • American Arab Chamber of Commerce

    Dedicated to actively supporting its members as well as providing unique and valuable business solutions to ensure these businesses grow and prosper.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

    A national association of immigration lawyers that adheres to fair immigration law and policy. The Michigan chapter helps advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice by holding local meetings and relaying messages to and from the National Office to its members and local groups. 

  • Ann Arbor Spark

    Advances the economy of the Ann Arbor region by establishing the area as a desired place for business expansion and location, and by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage.

  • Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)

    Provides services to the Middle Eastern and mainstream communities in Southeast Michigan including by not limited to behavioral and public health, employment & training, a food pantry and community outreach.

  • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC)

    Facilitates business relationships among Asian and U.S. based companies and to promote the economic advancement of Asian Pacific Americans.

  • Automation Alley

    Grows the innovation cluster of Southeast Michigan by providing programs and services to the technology business community that encourage entrepreneurship, increase exporting, attract foreign direct investment, develop high-tech talent, and support advanced manufacturing.

  • Bethany Christian Services

    Community leader in adoptions services and provides services around domestic foster care, youth services, community engagement and volunteer services, healing torture trauma and refugee resettlement.

  • Bromberg & Associates

    A full-service language service provider including, but not limited to, translations, interpretations, video remote interpretation, multicultural awareness programs and services, and compliance.

  • Central Michigan University

    A higher-ed institution that fosters the transformative power of advanced learning. From its roots as a teachers’ college, CMU has grown to offer nationally acclaimed programs in areas ranging from the health professions and engineering to business and communications.

  • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

    The chamber is a partnership of Chaldean businesses and professionals working together to strengthen members’ business, increase job opportunities, encourage expansion and promote Chaldean business and culture. The Chamber seeks to service and represent Aramaic-speaking people, including Assyrians, Chaldeans and Syriacs.

  • Chaldean Community Foundation

    Advances the needs of the Chaldean American community and the communities in which they live and work through education, programming, charitable giving and advocacy.

  • Chinese Association of Greater Detroit (CAGD)

    Committed to providing community services, preserving Chinese cultural heritage among Chinese Americans, facilitating US-China exchanges in business, culture, and education, and advocating for mutual understanding among Michigan's multiple ethnic communities.

  • Commission on Middle Easter American Affairs (CMEAA)

    The 15-member State Commission works to monitor, evaluate, and provide recommendations to the Governor and department regarding issues facing the Middle-Eastern American Community. 

  • Consular Corps

    Sustains an environment in which trade, investment and cultural relationships flourish between member nations and the United States of America, to foster social and official interests of the Corps as a whole, and to further and promote friendly relations between the foreign countries represented by the members of the Corps and municipal, state and federal governments.

  • Council of Ethnic Chambers

    Promotes collaboration, fosters stronger economic leverage and expands regional business growth by working together through the Council to promote each other, cooperate on various activities and provide better services and more effective use of community resources.

  • Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA)

    Aims to foster a bilateral business relationship between U.S. and Chinese companies.

  • Detroit City Council Immigration Taskforce

    Collaboration of stakeholders committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive and global city.

  • Detroit Office of Immigrant Affairs

    Helps immigrants integrate into the community and promotes economic development within immigrant communities across Detroit.

  • Ferris State University

    Higher-Ed leader in career-oriented education and is home to more than 170 programs including associate, bachelor's, master’s and doctoral degrees.

  • Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce

    Serves as the leading economic development agency for Flint & Genesee, marketing tourism, youth and business training, and a Shared Services Center, in addition to traditional membership services.

  • German American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter

    Dedicated to encouraging, extending and promoting trade, commerce and investment between the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Michigan.

  • Global Detroit

    A regional economic development organization that leverages the talent, ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit, and determination of immigrants in Metro Detroit to power the regional economy.

  • Global Talent Retention Initiative of Michigan

    Focuses on strengthening and diversifying Michigan's economy through the retention of top international student talent.

  • Grand Valley State University

    A four-year public university that educates students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

  • Great Lakes Bay Region Hispanic Business Association

    Dedicated to promoting the growth of Hispanic businesses and professionals for the economic vitality of the community and to addressing issues affecting Hispanic Businesses and Professionals of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

  • Hello West Michigan

    Promotes West Michigan as a place where business thrives and people want to live and work, seeks to increase the rate of success member companies have in their efforts to recruit top talent, and helps new residents find their fit in West Michigan.

  • Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

    Strives to educate, advocate and empower Latinos in West Michigan.

  • Hispanic Latino Commission (HLCOM)

    Markets the state’s career services to the Hispanic Latino community.  Encourages initiatives to reduce high-school drop-out rates, and facilitates efforts to increase the enrollment of Hispanics in post-secondary education and training programs.

  • IMPRINT

    Works with business, government, higher education and other partners to raise awareness about the talent and contributions of immigrant professionals.

  • Immigrant & Refugee Resource Collaborative (IRRC)

    Celebrates and believes that immigrants and refugees are critical to Mid-Michigan’s economic and cultural vibrancy.  Includes a network of partners coming together and problem-solving ways to pursue a stronger, more welcoming community.

  • International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit Offers citizenship classes and services to help immigrants.
  • International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD)

    Assists immigrants through a variety of programming including ESL classes, citizenship classes, legal service provision and financial literacy.

  • Irish Chamber

    An organization of individuals, business people and other community members working together to advance the business, culture, education and civic welfare of the citizens of Michigan who are of Irish descent.

  • Italian American Cultural Center

    A meeting place where Italian Americans gather to preserve their traditions, values, and customs.

  • Japan Business Society of Detroit

    Enhances mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Michigan through supporting educational and non-profit institutions.

  • Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County

    Private, non-profit agency serving the greater Ann Arbor community with a variety of programs and services including, but not limited to, refugee resettlement, older adult caregiving and career services.

  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

    Committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future, in Detroit, in Israel and around the world.

  • Latino Business and Economic Development Center, Ferris State University

    Provides leadership and community entrepreneurship development for professionals interested in contributing to the overall economic development of Latino communities of West Michigan. 

  • Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce

    Serves to actively develop, promote and advance Lebanese American business and to enhance the economic, social, educational, trade and cultural interests by providing leadership, legislative advocacy, social and philanthropic activities, business networking, special projects and the exchange of business and information.

  • MiIndia

    A community website for Indians living in Detroit, MiIndia provides the latest information on community events, Indian movies, restaurants and more.

  • Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC)

    Adds public value to the State of Michigan and the APA community, by fully engaging APAs across the state, and strives to advance the full and equal participation of APAs in the building of a greater Michigan.

  • Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)

    Investigates and resolves discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws.

  • Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC)

    Promotes economic advancement, growth and sustainability for its members by enabling access to business opportunities and developmental resources through strategic initiatives.

  • Michigan Immigrant's Rights Center Serves as a resource center for advocates seeking equal justice for Michigan's immigrants and works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities are fully integrated and respected.
  • Michigan State University, Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS)

    Provides support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars and families.

  • National Association of Yemeni Americans (NAYA)

    Empowers our communities, individuals, families, groups, and businesses to achieve their maximum goals through accessible direct services and wide range social services.

  • National Skills Coalition (NSC)

    Engages in organizing, advocacy, and communications to work toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper.

  • New American Economy (NAE)

    Bi-partisan research and advocacy organization striving for smart federal, state and local immigration policies that help grow our economy and create jobs for all Americans.

  • New Michigan Media

    A network of ethnic and minority media across the state of Michigan including 100+ ethnic and minority media outlets in Michigan, which represent hundreds of thousands of readers, viewers and listeners in the Michigan media market.

  • New Michigan Media

    A network of ethnic and minority media across the state of Michigan including 100+ ethnic and minority media outlets in Michigan, which represent hundreds of thousands of readers, viewers and listeners in the Michigan media market.

  • Oakland County

    Oakland County is Michigan's domestic and international business address with international diversity that few states or even some countries can match.

  • Philippine Chamber of Commerce

    Hosts regular networking events, workshops and power mixers.

  • Polish American Chamber of Commerce

    Develops and improves economic, commercial and financial conditions of Polish businesses in USA as well as promote bilateral business relations between the United States and Poland.

  • Prosper US Detroit Empowers entrepreneurs and community partners to transform low-income neighborhood economies from within.
  • Refugee Development Center

    Cultivates a welcoming, thriving community that collaborates with refugees and newcomers through education, engagement and support for adult, parents and youth.

  • Refugee Education Center

    Serves refugee families in West Michigan and focuses on educating refugee youth through early childhood education, student support, family engagement and school engagement.

  • Samaritas

    Dedicated to connecting all people based on their individual circumstances with families and communities that will employer them to live their fullest life by providing programming and services including, but not limited to, adoption, foster care, refugee resettlement and disability services.

  • Southwest Michigan First

    An organization of privately funded economic development advisors who act as the catalyst for economic success in seven counties in the Southwest Michigan region.

  • St. Vincent Catholic Charities

    Lansing-area non-profit aspiring to create a healthier community and provides human services including refugee resettlement, adoption, foster care, counseling and an immigration law clinic.

  • Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Greater Detroit

    Promotes the development and exchange of Taiwanese-American businesses in Metro Detroit.

  • TiE - Detroit Chamber

    Welcomes entrepreneurs from all over the world and believes in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding.

  • Traverse City Chamber of Commerce

    Provides services that promote the economy and protect the environment, making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family.

  • Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan

    Promotes, plans, and executes programs that improve the humanitarian and cultural welfare of the Turkish community in Michigan and abroad.

  • USCRI (US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants)

    Serves uprooted individuals by breaking through social, cultural and economic barriers.  Provides services and programming around refugee resettlement and immigrant inclusion.

  • United Community Family Services/Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (CALC)

    Provides programs that guide, support and empower individuals to achieve self-sufficiency including, but not limited to, community health education, dental programs, older adult programs and a food pantry.

  • Upwardly Global Strives to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, and integrates this population into the professional US workforce.
  • WE Global Network Engages in activities that strengthen the work, maximize the impact, and sustain the efforts of local economic and community development initiatives across the region that welcome, retain, and empower immigrant communities as valued contributors to the region's shared prosperity.
  • Wayne State University

    Creates and advances knowledge, prepares a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impacts local and global communities.

  • Welcome Mat Detroit Allows you to search for immigrant services and resources to meet your needs, connect with an immigrant community, or find ethnic events in Southeast Michigan.
  • Welcoming America

    Leads a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone feel like they belong.

  • Welcoming Michigan An organization that seeks to build mutual respect among foreign-born and U.S.-born people who call Michigan home.
  • West Michigan Asian American Association (WMAAA)

    Seeks to build a collaborative, active, and committed Asian American community in West Michigan with a focus on healthcare, education, and empowerment. 

  • West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Works with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Hispanic owned businesses and to assist the professional growth of Hispanic business leaders in West Michigan.

  • World Education Services (WES)

    Helps international students and professionals achieve their educational and professional goals in the United States and Canada.