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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). 
November 30, 2018
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.
November 19, 2018
This winter, Philadelphia and its Lithuanian community are marking the centenary of Romas Viesulas, a visionary Lithuanian-American artist who taught printmaking at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art for more than 25 years.
November 15, 2018
Three years ago, the United Nations launched its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Comprised of 17 goals, ranging from reducing poverty to improving access to education, this plan provides a framework for a more peaceful and prosperous world. Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) is one of many organizations across the world working to increase awareness of and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
November 15, 2018
While Philadelphia is best known as the "City of Brotherly Love," an apt alternative motto for our city would be the "City of Museums!"
November 15, 2018
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.
November 15, 2018
Annual Luncheon Also Book Collection for Broad Street Ministry PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 7, 2018) — With its focus on everything international for the City of Philadelphia,  the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) will host its fourth Annual Luncheon and Globy Awards on Monday, Dec. 10.
November 14, 2018
University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center to screen groundbreaking documentary, host panel discussions throughout the U.S. The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with The Philadelphia Women's Film Festival, invites the public to the world premiere of Until and Unless.
November 6, 2018
In a conversation with AL DÍA, Peter Gonzales, President and CEO of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, discussed what his Hispanic heritage means to him. Peter Gonzales remembers the impact that a trip he took to his grandfather’s homeland as a child had on his life.
November 6, 2018