Presented by AL DÍA, you're invited to attend an evening of networking and conversation in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month. Learn from influential guest speakers and be inspired by powerful stories from community members. "The New American" project recognizes the exceptional cultural, social, and economic contributions of local immigrants to the Greater Philadelphia region.
The advisory board of AL DIA's Immigrant Heritage event celebration chose this year awardees for life-achievement in the fields of Social Entrepreneurship, Business Entrepreneurship and Non-profit sector.
Anne O'Callaghan, born in Ireland, was the brain behind the idea of building a non-profit organization, the Center for New Pennsylvanians, to support and nurture thousands of immigrants that have come to Pennsylvania with their formal education in place, but with little chance to find their own spot in economy of the State.
Margaret Chin, current chair of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), is an immigrant whose career in education and advocacy has made her a well-respected leader in the Asian community. She is the former principal of Southwark School in South Philadelphia, President of the Asian American Educators (AAE) and Asian American Women’s Coalition (AAWC).
Ray Yabor is an immigrant from Cuba who entered the field of business in Philadelphia and built here from scratch a company, 503 Corporation, that generated jobs, provided services to the corporate and government sectors, and contributed with their taxes to the fiscal health of our city and our State.
The reception featuring De Tierra Caliente begins at 9:00 PM.