Partnership Profile: Our Partners in Philadelphia

Partnership Profile: Our Partners in Philadelphia

Women in Public Service Institute: Peacebuilding and Development is proud to be partnering with a number of organizations and leaders based in the Philadelphia area. Our delegates will benefit greatly from the opportunity to learn from these organizations, and to see their work first-hand during a visit to the city. On July 13th, half of the day will be devoted to a program entitled “Women Leading For Urban Development and Equality” Hosted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos, delegates will meet women leaders in Philadelphia whose work touches on many of the same challenges that delegates address in their home nations. Cynthia Figueroa, Director of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, will give the keynote address. The dialogue will be followed by a tour of the city by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Tour.

A reception for our delegates at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be hosted by the Hess Foundation the previous evening.

Learn more about our Philadelphia partners and the important work that they are doing.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos 

Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso) in Philadelphia is a nationally recognized multi-service organization with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso's goal is to alleviate poverty and promote economic self-sufficiency to ensure that our most vulnerable populations have the educational credentials and workforce skills to compete in a global economy. Congreso will host our Philadelphia-based program; Cynthia Figueroa, President and CEO of Congreso will launch the afternoon program with a keynote address focused on leadership for social change in urban environments.

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program 

Photo credit: B. Krist for GPTMC

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. On Saturday July 13th, The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is generously leading and organizing a tour for Women in Public Service Institute: Peacebuilding and Development delegates entitled “The Many Faces of Philadelphia: Celebrating Diversity and Finding Common Ground.”

Philadelphia Museum of Art 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, and serves as a cultural cornerstone of the city with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The Hess Foundation has generously invited our delegates for an evening of culture at a reception held on Friday July 12th. We are grateful to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for opening its doors to our Institute participants.