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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Harold T. Epps, Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia, joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to shed light on global business development within Philadelphia. Mr. Epps discusses his position in Philadelphia’s current mayoral administration, the prospect of bringing Amazon’s new headquarters to the city and the importance of minority businesses in the continued economic development and success of Philadelphia. Listen to the podcast below:
December 18, 2017
Article by Eric Toll, GPA Ambassador This past Saturday, with another layer of snow freshly on the ground and winter in the air, a small group of around thirty Philadelphians undertook an expedition covering ‘Philadelphia’s Golden Age of Retail.’ This tour was presented by the Preservation Alliance, an organization which focuses on cataloguing and preserving some of Philly’s finest architecture and other monuments of Philadelphia’s heritage.
December 18, 2017
Article by Eric Toll, GPA Ambassador Global Philadelphia Association is pleased to congratulate Paul Steinke for his work in raising awareness for historic preservation throughout the area, and for his continued advocacy for the reuse and rehabilitation of historic buildings. It helps to persevere and protect the historic character of Philadelphia, which sets Philadelphia apart from so many other cities.
December 18, 2017
Article by Will Becker, GPA Ambassador
December 18, 2017
Article by Will Becker, GPA Ambassador
December 18, 2017
Article by Charlotte Thomas, GPA Ambassador
December 13, 2017
The Philadelphia World Heritage City “Hub and Spoke” Signage Campaign at Suburban Station (underground, 16th St. & JFK Blvd) was finally revealed on December 12! Every day, thousands of SEPTA commuters will be walking past this billboard. Its goal is to raise awareness about Philadelphia's World Heritage City status and inspire residents to feel pride in their World Heritage City. Click here to see pictures.
December 12, 2017
The event was featured on television! (clips below) Source: CBS Philly, 6abc Action News Click here to view pictures of the event.
December 12, 2017
More ESL Classes from District 1199C!  Applicants should register NOW for January enrollment. Program #1: EL Civics & Citizenship (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) Program #2: Vocational ESL (Intermediate ESL) (See flyer attached) EL Civics Students will: • Improve Reading & Writing Skills               
December 4, 2017
Article by Divy Agnihotri, GPA Ambassador Sport, the great equalizer, is the language that can permeate through any perceived boundary. An affinity for a certain club, team, or sport brings people from the furthest corners of the world together. This idea of harmony despite difference is particularly why Mayor Jim Kenney and the city of Philadelphia launched the Philadelphia International Unity Cup.
December 1, 2017