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

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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.
The CC Morris Cricket Library, residing at Haverford College and located near their cricket field, is named after C. Christopher Morris, an American cricket player, who played for the Haverford College cricket team in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The commemorative library opened in 1970 and is the largest collection of cricket literature and memorabilia in the western hemisphere. 
Professor Porrata-Doria graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1977. He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Professor Porrata-Doria practiced law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Miami, Florida. Professor Porrata-Doria has also served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations throughout the nation. He is Chair of the Hispanic Association of Contractors and Enterprises, a Philadelphia economic development organization, and past Chair of the Association of Yale Alumni, Yale University’s national alumni organization. He is a 2003 recipient of the Yale Medal, the University’s highest alumni award.
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Saint Katherine Drexel, a patron saint in racial justice and philanthropy, will have her remains relocated to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, where a new tomb will be created for her.
Article written by Gigi McGraw on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association Ellen Tiberino comes from a family of talented artists whose achievements are as vast as their legacy is strong in the West Philadelphia/Powelton Village area. The only daughter of the late pioneering artists, Ellen Powell-Tiberino and Joseph Tiberino, creativity is in Ellen’s blood. Her strong ties to the West Philadelphia community are not only reflected in her art, but in her choice to remain in the neighborhood and use her creative skills to unite and engage residents of various ages and artistic abilities.
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association On July 25th, I had the privilege of being part of a once-in-a lifetime experience. I got the chance to watch my favorite soccer club, FC Bayern München, play at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. In front of a crowd of over 30,000 fans, the 28-time German Bundesliga champions played another distinguished soccer club, Juventus FC, who are 34-time champions of the Italian Serie A competition. The teams were playing as part of an international exhibition tournament called the International Champions Cup. 
Written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association What do Connie Mack, Dallas Green, and Charlie Manuel all have in common? Each was a former manager of a Philadelphia baseball team and each has led their teams to become World Series championships!
Tom Caramanico has been the president of McCormick Taylor, Inc., an engineering company, since 1988. He previously owned the company, having sold it to an internal group in 2011, and continues to serve as president. With 480 employees in 19 offices located in nine states, the firm specializes in transportation planning, environmental studies, traffic studies and highway and bridge design. 
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association. Photo by Sam Wermut on Unsplash