In the 40th anniversary year of Congreso and after Cynthia Figueroa moved on her position in Mayor Kenney’s cabinet, The Board of Directors of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, also known as Congreso, announced they have selected Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio, Esq. as President and CEO.
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Over the weekend, two new contenders for the office of district attorney announced they were running this week.
The contenders, Beth Grossman and Michael Untermeyer, both were former district attorneys to the office and have since gone on to run private businesses of their own within the city.
Michael Untermeyer, who formerly ran against Seth Williams in 2009 as a republican, has been working in the business and real estate sector prior to his announcement to run.
El padre de Lisa Rodríguez formó parte de una de las primeras familias hispano-parlantes y Latinas de Camden. Con un trasfondo puertorriqueño y cubano, su padre conocía la importancia de involucrarse en la comunidad, desde muy joven. “Sus padres comenzaron la primera comunidad puertorriqueña y el primer club social, y fue por ello que se involucró en la política de la ciudad de Camden”, declaró Rodríguez.
Marin arias desarrolló su espíritu emprendedor a temprana edad. Habiendo construido su carrera desde entonces, su labor ha estado marcada por el servicio y por proveer asistencia legal a aquellos que en algún momento enfrentaron situaciones que son similares a las que él mismo tuvo que enfrentar cuando era joven.
Siendo graduado de la Escuela de Derecho de Temple, Adriel García comenzó su carrera siendo una gran promesa. Terminó sus estudios sabiendo que quería ayudar a la gente con la práctica legal. Comenzó como estudiante clínico en la Oficina del Abogado de Distrito de Filadelfia, donde desarrolló sus capacidades de revisión y entrevistas durante su participación en audiencias preliminares y en procesos judiciales municipales.
Caroline Cruz no ha sido la excepción a la conjunción de diferentes elementos. Es con este recurso con el que ha transformado una inclinación artística y un serio talento para las artes visuales en una carrera prometedora en la práctica del derecho.
La presencia latina en la profesión del derecho en Filadelfia, se remonta a los años 60, de acuerdo a documentos proporcionados por la Asociación de Abogados Hispanos de Pennsylvania. Aunque la presencia existe, muchos abogados dentro de la profesión enfrentan dificultades que ya existían para sus predecesores, sobretodo en términos de acceder a las redes de trabajo de las que ya se aprovechaban sus compañeros al egresar.
Viridity Energy, a Philadelphia-based energy tech startup, is being acquired by a Nevada-based geothermal and renewable energy company (Orma) for an initial consideration of $35 million, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Latino presence in the profession of law in Philadelphia reaches back as far as the 1960s according to documents provided by the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania. Though the presence is there, many lawyers within the profession face difficulties that those before them faced in terms of getting access to the networks - and thus jobs - that their peers were taking advantage of after graduation.
Martin Arias developed his entrepreneurial spirit while he was still young. And having built his career from then until now, Arias career has been marked by service and providing legal assistance to those who were once facing situations that are similar to the ones he found himself in when he was younger.
Lisa Rodriguez’s father was a part of one of the first Spanish-speaking Latino families in Camden. With a Puerto Rican and Cuban background, her father knew the importance of being involved in your community at a young age. “His parents started the first Puerto Rican community and social club and because of that he was involved in the politics in the city of Camden,” Rodriguez stated.
Caroline Cruz has been no stranger to merging together different elements. It is with this resolve that she transformed an artistic lean and serious skill in the visual arts into a promising career in the practice of law.
After getting her degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, Ana Montalbán worked closely with Congreso de Latinos Unidos and Morgan Stanley and then decided to go to law school.
A graduate of Temple Law School, Adriel Garcia started his career with great promise. He finished his studies knowing that he wanted to help people through his legal practice. He began as a clinical student with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he developed examination and interview skills during his participation in preliminary hearings and municipal court trials.
The latest U.S. census data available on migration patterns shows metropolitan Pittsburgh gaining more residents from the Philadelphia area than in the net exchange with any other region.
The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission has not relented on their efforts to control raical discrimination in the neighborhood.
Philly Magazine reports about 5 Philadelphia entrepeneurs that participated in Shark Tank TV Show: Scrub Daddy, Scholly, and three other local companies featured on the show have fared.
Filadelfia, la ciudad frecuentemente conocida por su Amor Fraternal y por ser piedra fundacional de América, es también reconocida por otra faceta. Frecuentemente reconocida como “Suciadelfia”, el problema de desechos de la ciudad es bien conocido, sobretodo en las áreas residenciales.
Philadelphia, often known for it’s Brotherly Love and as the founding place of America, is known for having another side. Often given the nickname of “Filthadelphia,” the city’s waste problem is well known, especially in residential areas.
The Guardian visited an immigration detention center in Pennsylvannia and asked the children incarcerated about their Christmas wishes. They all wish the same: freedom.
Ikea Will Pay $50 Million for Wrongful Deaths of Three Toddlers. The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to one of the family victims, from West Chester, PA.
Mayor Kenney's sweetened beverage or "Soda Tax"was ruled as legal in court on Monday.
The morning after the presidential elections, 32-year-old Justine Haemmerli decided to expand her community of volunteers to take action to make Philadelphia better.
The German discount retailer Lidl plans to open 150 stores in the Eastern Coast, including Pensylvania. The company has just bought a site in Philadelphia and it's considering other real estate operations in different states.