EIJP - Emerging International Journalists Program

Building on our original content expertise, we began our Emerging International Journalists Program for undergraduate & graduate students from local and recent graduates from local universities to tell the stories of the global work done by our Members, have meaningful conversations with regional leaders, and write their unique perspective about trips to world heritage sites across the world made possible through our OWHC connections. 
The program acts as a dynamic training ground and platform for new voices on international topics connected to the Philadelphia region.
If you are interested in becoming a contributor with the Emerging International Journalists Program, email info@globalphiladelphia.org

Recent News

By Zola Mennis On November 17, Global Philadelphia Association unveiled their mural for Sustainable Development Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation created by artist Miriam Singer. Sponsored by the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, the mural has been placed outside of the Academy on the 19th Street Wall for public viewing over the next three years. 
Global Philadelphia had the opportunity to speak with Judith von Seldeneck, who is being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Globy Awards. She is the Founder and Chair of Diversified Search Group, one of the top ten executive search firms in the nation.
By Andrew Beers The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, or GPHCC, has focused on supporting Hispanic businesses and professionals in the greater Philadelphia region since its establishment in 1990. GPHCC provides Latinx entrepreneurs resources, education, and opportunities that allow their businesses to grow and thrive. In 2016, Jennifer Rodriguez was instated as the new President and CEO of GPHCC, and she has been continuing the Chamber’s mission through her efforts with the organization. 
David Seltzer is the Heritage Leadership award recipient for this year's Globy Awards!
By Andrew Beers Opened in 1874, the Philadelphia Zoo has been an industry leader in conservation and innovation for zoos around the world. For over 160 years, the Zoo has provided visitors with memorable experiences through their groundbreaking exhibits and inventive programming.
By Chloe Hunt Meet Susan Jacobson, CEO of Jacobson Strategic Communications and Former Chair of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. Jacobson also plays a leadership role as a Commissioner on the Governor’s Pennsylvania Commission for Women and Vice Chair on the National PBS Foundation Board. Jacobson has received a litany of accolades, including the Power 100, Philadelphia Business Journal’s (PBJ) Most Admired CEO, PBJ’s Women United Award, Greater Philadelphia United Way’s Women of Distinction Award, PBJ’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, the Stevie Award for America's Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. 5000, Philly Power 100, City and State PA, Living Legacy Award, and the Urban Affairs Coalition.
Global Philadelphia had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Donald “Guy” Generals, who is being awarded the 2022 Globy for Educational Leadership. Generals has 20 years of teaching experience and is the sixth president of the Community College of Philadelphia.
By Chloe Hunt Question and Answer: How did you first get interested in art? Can you tell us a little bit about your personal background?
By Chloe Hunt Toledo, Spain–only a half-hour train ride from Madrid–is a World Heritage Site, designated by UNESCO, just like Philadelphia. I had the opportunity to spend a day exploring the ancient city, and I learned that Toledo is, in fact, quite similar to the City of Brotherly Love in some ways.
By Zola Mennis Beginning this September, Eisenhower Fellowships hand selected eleven impactful figures to attend an extended trip to expand and gain further knowledge on embedded and historical racism that has been interlaced in our society since the beginning of time. The figureheads are from different fields such as law enforcement, medicine, bioscience, academia, finance, education and civic engagement.
 By Grace Hackney "Philadelphia: City of Homes” by David S. Traub features every unique element that makes up Philadelphian home architecture. This book showcases every neighborhood in Philadelphia in the best ways possible. When it comes to the city of Philadelphia, I find that some people tend to criticize certain aspects of our city rather than focusing on the beautiful elements of our city. Traub does a great job of showcasing the pleasantries that make every Philadelphia neighborhood remarkable. 
By Chloe Hunt Managed by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the historic Shofuso House and Garden is a 17th century-style architecture that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. However, nearly a month ago, this Philadelphia treasure was vandalized.
By Chloe Hunt The State of Minnesota has demonstrated that we can as global citizens at home. Two public servants have integrated the Sustainable Development Goals into their work for the State. In an interview with the United Nations Foundation, both individuals shared their experience with the SDGs.
By Chloe Hunt As a designated UNESCO Historic Centre, Bruges, Belgium is famous for its stunning architecture and rich culture, but what is especially interesting about this medieval city is its beer culture.
By Chloe Hunt Bernard S. Brown’s “Exploring Philly Nature,” illustrated by Samantha Wittchen, provides an eye-opening account of Philadelphia’s secret urban side. Brown shares the nooks for nature-spotting and discusses how Philly residents are connected to the natural world in each corner of the City.
By Chloe Hunt On June 20, Global Philadelphia unveiled the second-to-last Sustainable Development Goal, complementing SDG #16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. In short, SDG #16 strives to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”
By Emily Brooks Philadelphia250 announced 11 semi-finalists for their Leave a Legacy grant program during an event on June 28. The semi-finalists’ community projects will one day strengthen Philadelphia and solidify its legacy as a historical city. Each project was celebrated as they move onto the next stages of the grant process. 
By Emily Brooks Dr. Amelia Escolano, an Assistant Professor at The Wistar Institute’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center, has been chosen to join the 2022 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences for her groundbreaking research on HIV vaccines. This highly competitive honor not only provides Escolano with funding to pursue her research, but it also provides her the opportunity to work with other highly talented researchers at an annual Pew Scholars conference. 
By Gary Wooten Philadelphia hosted the first Sakura Collection Fashion Design Awards in North America on July 6. Beginning in 2012, the Sakura Collection has hosted fashion design competitions around the world to challenge young artists to create designs using traditional Japanese textiles. This year, the designers used Enshu Men Tsumugi, a rare, hand-made fabric, to construct their pieces to feature in the Sakura Collective Grand Prix at the Iron Gate Theater.