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By Jessica Barber Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture has recently added five new board members to its Board of Directors, bringing its total number to eleven. These talented and diverse cohort of directors have varied experiences and areas of expertise that are certain to enhance Al-Bustan's cultural reach throughout Philadelphia.
April 17, 2022
By Aaron Stoyack On April 5th, Drexel University hosted the Quarterly Members Meeting of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia (CCAP). The CCAP includes representatives from 70 different countries and is the oldest such association in the US.
April 15, 2022
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April 8, 2022
By Jessica Barber In keeping tradition with Philadelphia's commitment to global-mindedness, universities throughout the region are devising innovative and exciting strategies to expand their student and staff learning opportunities.
March 31, 2022
By Samantha Stewart  PA Humanities has a new look and brand. The nearly 50-year-old nonprofit unveiled its new logo in November, which showcases a multicolored PA logo instead of the previous navy blue letters PHC. 
March 28, 2022
Last December, members of the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) met with the Cameroon Ambassador who visited Philadelphia with a delegation with the objective to increase the exposure to Cameroon arts and culture in the city.
March 4, 2022
Last December, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) announced that Eric Pryor would be appointed as president of the historic museum and college. Pryor’s role began in early January. 
February 16, 2022
By Janay Greene and Gary Wooten Philadelphia was buzzing with community clean-ups, relief efforts, resource gathering, and services last month during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) eagerly engages in an annual service opportunity in partnership with local organizations that are creating meaningful change in the city.
February 16, 2022
On February 6th, 2022, the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC) in partnership with the office of Philadelphia City Councilman held a Black History Month webinar event featuring Mary L. Romney-Schaab.   
February 15, 2022