GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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The National Constitution Center, located at 525 Arch Street and in the heart of Philadelphia's historic district, was established on September 17, 2000, with the goal of teaching visitors about the Constitution of the United States. Although the National Constitution Center does not house the original Constitution (that is stored at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.), you can explore the following exhibits currently on display, each helping to bring the Constitution to life for visitors of all ages.
August 6, 2019
Are you beginning your college studies this fall and need help with school costs? Submit an application to the Dr. Castillo Scholarship. The winner of this scholarship will receive $1,000.00 USD to be presented on September 15, 2019, during the annual Mexican Independence Day Festival at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. REQUIREMENTS: Must be Mexican or of Mexican decent Live in Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New Jersey
July 30, 2019
Celebrate Japan’s Ancestry Festival with “bon odori” dances, taiko drumming, tea ceremony demos, traditional games, food trucks, and so much more!
July 27, 2019
As the two cities celebrate their 40 years of sisterhood, Philadelphia and Tianjin seek to expand their cooperation in education and biotechnology, Philadelphia's sister city program runner told Xinhua in a recent interview. Siobhan Lyons, president and CEO of Citizen Diplomacy International (CDI), said a host of Tianjin delegations, in the fields of education and pharmaceuticals, will visit Philadelphia by the end of the year, and then a delegation from her city will visit Tianjin probably in November.
July 26, 2019
Winners for the Young Travelling Scholarship 2019 have been announced! After receiving applications from all over the world, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) awarded seven young and motivated travellers/teams to discover World Heritage Cities. They will share their experience on social media, write on the OWHC's travel blog, and create their individual outputs to keep us all posted. We are excited to learn that two of the young traveler teams come from Philadelphia!
July 26, 2019
As fireworks and festivities united the Philadelphia community on the Fourth of July, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) partnered with Wawa Welcome America throughout the week to promote the city’s status as a World Heritage City. Here’s a recap of our young journalists’ favorite events from the weeklong celebration:  Historic District Block Party
July 24, 2019
In the underground ballroom of a 600-year-old salt mine, City Representative Sheila Hess accepted Philadelphia’s nomination to join the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) Board of Directors on behalf of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. 
July 21, 2019
Located at the heart of Center City Philadelphia, Friends Select School is home to the Student Committee for Extra-Curricular Education (SCECE), which was founded with the goal of helping students graduate with a greater appreciation for both the Philadelphia and international community, as well as the cultures and events that impact it. Through this program, rising senior Sophie Gilbert and I wanted to create a space for students to not just discuss what’s covered in our school’s curriculum but to explore their interests and have globally-minded conversations.
July 21, 2019
One of the highlights from this year's Wawa Welcome America festivities was the free access to a variety of museums in our region, including the Independence Seaport Museum, located at 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard.
July 21, 2019