With the merger of ICC and WIN-NEO we now encompass the largest network of international organizations embracing more than 120 cultural, ethnic, and nationality groups in Northeast Ohio.
In 2004 a Partnership of Plain Dealer Charities, Inc. and the International Community Council produced a book titled Greater Cleveland MOSAIC. We have been creating this network and integrating the leadership of our international community into all activities. We have been building relationships within this community for two decades to achieve our mission and secure the position of this region as "international-friendly."
Mission Statement: Celebrating Cleveland’s multicultural communities through collaboration and cooperation on initiatives that promote the prosperity of the region and its diverse people.
Identify the international population in the region and build a network of contacts
Create interface opportunities for understanding, appreciation, and partnership building among people of different national, cultural,faith backgrounds and racial diversity
Raise public awareness of the presence and values of internationals in the region
Incorporate internationals into the fabric of mainstream civic leadership
Articulate strengths of international communities for regional economic development
Strengthen internal organization and cooperation with communities