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

The Civic Education Consortium is an informal, nonpartisan gathering of several significant civic organizations in Philadelphia, including the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA). All of these organizations’ work touches in some way on K-12 or adult education, and all of them see the need for civic education to be improved and expanded among young people and adults alike in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Simply put, 2018 was a great year for Philadelphia. From the Eagles’ stunning Super Bowl triumph, to the unveiling of a new hockey mascot who quickly endeared himself to the world through countless GIFs and memes, to being named GQ’s City of the Year, the past 12 months put our city in the national and global spotlight like never before.
This past November, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) held its regional conference for Northern Europe and North American World Heritage cities in Amsterdam, Netherlands. During the conference, the attendees discussed global strategies and future efforts for World Heritage cities. In attendance, Global Philadelphia Association’s Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh and Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Paul Steinke represented the city of Philadelphia.
In December 2018, it was announced that eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpieces are on the nominee list to be considered for a UNESCO World Heritage designation. Wright, one of the most respected and admired architects worldwide, expresses the uniqueness of America and its various regions through the presentation of his buildings of the 20th century.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 22! In partnership with the Organization of World Heritage Council (OWHC), Global Philadelphia Association is holding a video contest and we want your submissions.
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) is internationally known for its rare and unique collections of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.  In collaboration with the San José Museum of Art (SJMA), PAFA is currently partnering with Rina Banerjee and her one-of-a-kind exhibit entitled, Make Me A Summary of the World.
The American Bible Society is making a new contribution to Philadelphia’s global and economic impact with their Faith and Liberty Discovery Center. The new project, which broke ground on December 13, aims to help citizens and tourists alike to understand the importance of the Bible, and how it has changed those who changed America. (Photo credit: American Bible)
Kenneth R. Fulmer, PE, is the current President and CEO of Urban Engineers, a multidisciplinary planning, design, environmental, and construction support services consulting firm, established in 1960. With headquarters in Philadelphia and with 15 total offices nationwide, Urban Engineers has grown from a staff of seven to one with 450 employees. Could you elaborate on your role at Urban Engineers?
Sam Katz has been producing, directing, and developing historical documentaries for ten years. Prior to launching his production company, History Making Productions (HMP), Sam spent much of his career in municipal and project finance, private equity, civic leadership, and politics, including running for Mayor of Philadelphia in 1991, 1999, and 2003.
Jurate Krokys is a veteran urban educator. Recently retired as Assistant Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, she has been working in education for 40 years, including 11 years as CEO and Founding Principal of Independence Charter School (ICS). 
On November 17th, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) hosted a panel discussion about the city of Philadelphia and the perception of the city from the outside. The panel consisted of Leah Douglas, Director of Image and Chief Curator at Philadelphia International Airport; Peter Gonzales, President and CEO of Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians; and Josh Sevin, President and CEO of International House Philadelphia. The panel was moderated by Global Philadelphia Association’s very own Board Chair, John F. Smith, III.
Through the annals of history, particularly in Philadelphia's history, there are moments of great achievement in the development of a new nation. Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and the celebration of those achievements on July 4th all come to mind.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a framework for how countries, cities, and communities can work towards a more peaceful and prosperous world. These global goals range from ensuring affordable and clean energy supplies, to reducing inequalities, to taking action on climate change.
On a cold Saturday afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer team, Philadelphia Union, a rapturous crowd, including Mayor Jim Kenney, gathered to see the final match of the Third Annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup.
It was a night of extraordinary achievement and performances. The Global Philadelphia Association hosted its third annual World Heritage City Celebration Dinner at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia. There were many in attendance to celebrate Philadelphia’s achievements and our impact on the global stage.
Article written by Alisha Mehta on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association As the United States’ first World Heritage City, Philadelphia is set apart from other cities because of its distinctive history and culture and its contributions to the global community. Being the birthplace of American democracy, Philadelphia has a famed history of activism and change and is a diverse and inclusive city with a thriving multicultural business community.
Layla El Tannir is a former Global Philadelphia Marketing Specialist who now works in the Special Projects department of Reading Terminal Market. She recently traveled to Beirut, Lebanon to speak with officials from the Souk El Tayeb to discuss how both markets can work together in the future.  Interview conducted by Najah Springer on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association  Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, where you’re from, and your profession?
Article written by Sabra Anderson on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association The North Philly Peace Park is a beacon of hope and window into an Afrofuturist North Philadelphia. Located on West Jefferson Street, the park is nestled at the intersection of both past and future, with both historic apartment buildings and an emerging housing development surrounding it.