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People and Culture


OneMacomb has an and extensive network of resources, services and agencies in place to help our diverse populations. Local businesses, institutions and schools offer an assortment of programs and services to assist in day-to-day interactions between foreign-born and native-born residents. Many may not be aware of the resources already in place, so we’ve put together the links listed below to help educate our community as well as local businesses and organizations about the services and resources available.

For those wishing to add their programs to our list, please contact us with information about your program, service or other immigrant resource.


New Americans in Macomb County A Snapshot of the Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants in the County

Gateways for Growth Challenge Grant - Final Report



Business and Economic Development

ACCESS Growth Center

Global Talent Retention Initiative of Michigan Focuses on strengthening and diversifying Michigan's economy through the retention of top international talent.

Prosper US Detroit Empowers entrepreneurs and community partners to transform low-income neighborhood economies from within

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.


Chamber of Commerce

Community, Education & Culture

Anton Arts

Starkweather Arts Center

Chaldean Community Foundation

Welcoming Michigan

Welcoming America

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs


Macomb Community College

Buddhist Meditation Center

Carpathia Club

German-American Cultural Center

Polish Century Club

Adam Mickiewicz Polish Language School

Arab American National Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts

Freedom Hill

Westview Orchard

Warren Community Center

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Crocker House Museum

IONA (Warren)

MI Science Center

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Robert T. Longway Planetarium

Detroit Historical Museum

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

Cranbrook Institute of Science

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

Hitsville U.S.A  Motown Museum

Friends of the Loren Andrus Octagon House

Stahls Automotive Museum

Michigan Transit Museum

Selfridge Military Air Museum

Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Military Museum

International Institute of Detroit

Association of Chinese Americans

Italian American Cultural Center

Sikh Society of Michigan


Government and Justice

Health and Social Services


Local Resources

GLSEN Southeast Michigan (youth leadership, professional development , GSA support, youth networking, summits, consultation, etc.)

Affirmations (youth safe space, counseling services, support groups, etc.)

Neutral Zone (safe space for youth, Gay-rilla theater, etc.)

Ruth Ellis Center (safe space drop-in for youth, clothes/toiletries/meals available, etc.)

Stand With Trans (trans-specific resources, parent support groups)

LGBT Detroit (events, support groups, hotter than July)

Detroit Represent (specifically for LGBT youth of color)


Local PFLAG Chapters (youth and parent support)

Family Reunion/Detroit



Clinton Township

Grosse Pointe


Local Prides


Motor City (Detroit)


Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative at Oakland University (annual conference, etc.)

Planned Parenthood Michigan

Jim Toy Community Center (support groups, community center in Ann Arbor)

Common Ground Sanctuary (24-hour crisis line, mental health first aid training, youth sanctuary, etc.)


Statewide Resources

Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (BAMM GSAs project, other youth opportunities)

Michigan State Board of Education Guidelines for LGBTQ Youth

Sexual Health Initiative for Transformation, Michigan Department of Education

ACLU Michigan (LGBT Rights)

Equality Michigan (victim services, political/legal advocacy)

Transgender Michigan (24/7 hotline, events, etc.)

Gender-Identity Network Alliance (Trans Day of Remembrance events, etc.)

GLSEN SEMI Working List of Local College/University LGBTQ+ Centers and Resources


National Resources

GLSEN (research, days of action, educator resources)

Trevor Project (LGBTQ suicide hotline, support groups, etc.)

Human Rights Campaign (surveys, political/legal work)

GSA Network (K-12 support, GSA development)

PFLAG (youth and parent support)

It Gets Better

Family Acceptance Project

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Trans Student Educational Resources