The Immigration Impact: How Immigrants Help With Economic Growth

By Sierra Allen According to The American Immigration Council, immigrants contribute to the country’s economic growth and even helps increase the economic status of individual states. By filling jobs others deny and creating jobs that don’t exist, immigrants in Ohio are boosting the state’s economic growth and financial resilience with the help of Global Cleveland. What started almost eight years ago has now grown into a hub for immigrants and allies. Global Cleveland is a nonprofit organization that connects international individuals with social and economic opportunities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. “We exist to welcome, attract and retain international newcomers for economic prosperity in Northeastern Ohio, said Joe Cimperman, president

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Proactive Preparation: Avoiding Loan Debt

College Price Over The YearsInfogram   For students in higher education, graduating is one of many goals. More than likely, the countless all nighters, numerous deadlines and financial instability was worth it — until it becomes time to repay loans. In post-graduate life, there are no more hovering deadlines, but loan due dates instead. Some options to clear debt includes teaching for five years in low-income elementary or secondary schools through the teacher forgiveness program. Other options include working at a public service, non-profit or government job, as well as applying for loan forgiveness or the Income-Based Repayment Plan through Federal Student Aid. Another way is avoiding extra loans overall.

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The State Of College Enrollment

Words by Sierra Allen and Julie Riedel Although college enrollment numbers have decreased over the past few years, data from the Ohio Department of Higher Education shows an overall enrollment increase from 2007, which is a collective improvement over 10 years. According to the Total Headcount Enrollment by Institution and by Campus report, Ohio’s fall 2016 public college enrollment was 501,125 students; an 8 percent decrease from 2011, but 6 percent increase from 2007. https://prezi.com/view/RI0MUaeH9lsq6nrHkRYB/ Jeff Robinson, Ohio Department of Higher Education director of communications, explained how the state of the economy affects college enrollment. “When the economy is good or is improving, there tends to be a lower enrollment

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