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Seeking Professional and Volunteer Hosts Involved in Campaign Work

WorldChicago looks forward to hosting multiple international delegations in the coming months leading up to the Presidential election. We are seeking professional hosts and volunteers who are involved in campaign work who would be interested in meeting with our international visitors to discuss in general, the operations of campaigns in the U.S. and how elections are run.  Two areas of particular interest are new media/social media and campaigns and volunteer engagement and management.  If interested, please contact Lexy Gore at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org.  Thank you!
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FLEXHOST A HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM RUSSIA OR MOLDOVA

Anna, a FLEX student from Ukraine,

meeting her Chicago host sister for the first time!   

FLEX student 

Join in the Fun and Host Olga or Inga in Your Home!

 

Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Russia & Moldova

   

WorldChicago needs your help!  We are seeking a permanent host family placement for two female students, one from Russia and one from Moldova.  Olga and Inga will arrive this month to begin school at South Shore International College Preparatory High School.  They will be staying with a temporary host family until mid-September.   If interested in hosting them from mid-September until the end of the school year, please contact Peggy Parfenoff at pparfenoff@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x101. Thank you! 

 

To apply, click here.

 

INCREDINDIAWORLDCHICAGO CULTURAL FUNDRAISER- INCREDIBLE INDIA
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012 

WorldChicago Cultural Fundraiser

Incredible India- A Night to Remember

Chairperson: WorldChicago Board Member, Greta Pope

 

Join us in supporting Citizen Diplomacy initiatives in Chicago!

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

6:00-8:30pm

Union League Club of Chicago

65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

 

Enjoy a night of Indian culture and fun - hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a live dance performance by Natya Dance Theatre, amongst the most critically acclaimed and culturally treasured Indian dance companies in the United States! 

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The Natya Dance Theatre Company performs Katha, which uses tales and myths of India to explore universal human values in a way that is accessible to diverse audiences. Chicago-based Natya Dance Theatre, under the artistic leadership of acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and dance educator, Hema Rajagopalan, has been hailed by The New York Times as, "Admirably precise... animated... sensual... exceptional... triumphant... daring."  

 

Join in on the bidding fun too; there will be an excellent live and silent auction!

 

Ticket Price/Registration:  $100 per person 

 

Our Grand Live Auction Prize is a trip to India!  

Thank you to our airline sponsor  

 

 

 

 

Our Grand Silent Auction Prize is a trip to a fabulous destination in the U.S.!

Thank you to our airline sponsor   

United Airlines  

 

 

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors

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Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Jessica Sarowitz    

    

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors

Allerton Hotel Chicago, Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown, Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown

 

Sponsorship Opportunities - Contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103.

LEGFELLOWSHOMESTAY HOSTS NEEDED FOR LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS  

Russia and Turkey Legislative Fellowship Program

Chicago Dates: October 12 - November 7, 2012


Description: 8 Emerging Public Policy Leaders from Russia and Turkey will be completing fellowships at State and Local Government Offices and NGO's in Chicago.    

All participants are fluent in English.  Individual profiles are available for these fellows.     

 

If interested in hosting 1-2 of these Legislative Fellows in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or  jbaum@worldchicago.org.

 

South & Central Asian Legislative Fellows Program  

Chicago Dates: October 21 - November 7, 2012      


Description: 4 Emerging Public Policy Professionals from 4 South & Central Asian Countries will be completing fellowships at State and Local Government Offices and NGO's in Chicago.  All participants are fluent in English.     

 

Home stays are needed for all of these delegates.  A small stipend is available for homestay hosts. 

 

What do we need?
Each guest with his or her own bed and access to a private or shared bathroom;

Quality time spent with guests to share experiences and insights about daily life and culture in Chicago    

 

Stipends are available to homestay hosts for both programs.  If interested in hosting 1-2 of these Legislative Fellows in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org.

IVLPINTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM & MEAL HOSPITALITY REQUESTS

International Visitor Leadership Program:

Description: This U.S. Department of State program identifies foreign leaders in a variety of fields to visit the U.S. for 3 weeks (visiting 3-5 cities) to meet their professional counterparts, explore their thematic interest area(s), and experience America firsthand. These visitors stay in hotels.    

 

If you are interested in meeting with these visitors professionally and/or socially for meals in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org to request these opportunities (please note that not all requests may be met due to scheduling conflicts and programming goals). Meal hospitality has specifically been requested for the visitor programs highlighted below in red. Priority for meal hosting is given to current WorldChicago members.        

  • Romania - Social Media and Youth Activism - August 30 - September 6
  • France Economic Integration -  September 5 - 8
  • Yemen - Economic Policy - September 4 - 8
  • Germany - U.S. Election Process - September 6 - 9 In-home meal hospitality requested for the evening of Friday, September 7 or Saturday, September 8 for 3 political experts.  If interested, please contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103.   
  • Africa Regional Project - Women & Business Development - September 11 - 15
  • Belgium - Journalism and Politics - September 15 - 18 
  • France - Sustainable Agriculture - September 14 - 19
  • United Kingdom - Law Enforcement - September 23-26
AUCTIONBID ON THE WORLDCHICAGO ONLINE AUCTION - NEW ITEMS ADDED WEEKLY!  BIDDING FOR A GREAT CAUSE- SUPPORT CITIZEN DIPLOMACY IN CHICAGO!

WorldChicago Online Auction "Chicago - New Delhi" Is Now Open!

***New Items Added***

http://www.biddingforgood.com/worldchicago

The auction will run from August 1, 2012 to September 16, 2012, with proceeds going to WorldChicago in order to support programs of Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago. Auction items include great get-aways, overnight stays in some of Chicago's finest hotels, restaurant and theater packages, sports memorabilia, yoga classes, autographed copies of books and more.  All items are guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, and community.  

 

This is a sampling of some of the amazing packages available -  

 

White Sox Phil Humber Autographed Baseball 


Opening Bid: $35

 

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
One-year family membership to the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, IL

Membership Benefits Include-

  • Free admission to the Mitchell & Programs
  • 10% Discount at the Museum Shop
  • 10% Discount on Special Events Admission
  • Home delivery of Quarterly Newsletter
  • Exclusive Members-Only Event Invitations
  • Monthly E-mails about Events & Programs
Opening Bid: $15 

A Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

This package includes: 

  • Free parking on day of visit
  • Most recent edition of Keep Growing, the member magazine and program guide
  • Four complimentary tram tour tickets, valid for either the Bright Encounters Tram or the Grand Tram
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Model Railroad Garden or Wonderland Express, the indoor holiday train exhibition
  • A coupon for $10 off the membership of your choice
Opening Bid: $25

 

WCOTHEREVENTSOTHER WORLDCHICAGO EVENTS 

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations

"Emerging Leaders in Brazilian Government"
Brazil 
 

TOMORROW! 

Thursday, August 30, 2012
8:30-9:30am
Chicago Cultural Center
Millennium Park Room, 5th Floor
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602    

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for three government officials from Brazil who will address current events, government structure and politics in Brazil.   

 

Come hear from a Legal Advisor in the Federal Senate and a government official for international relations from Rio de Janeiro.

 

These delegates will be participating in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.  Q & A to follow.   

 

Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org 

 

Non-member Registration: $10 per person

 

Global Experience, Making a Local Impact on Your Career - A Roundtable Discussion Co-sponsored by WorldChicago, Harold Washington College, and Illinois Institute of Technology

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

5:30-7:30pm

Harold Washington College, Room #1115

30 E. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Networking! Networking! Networking!

 

Join us for this careers focused event that will welcome current professionals from the following sectors as roundtable discussion leaders - 1) business; 2) technology; 3) non-profit; 4) arts and architecture. The event will begin with introductions from our career professionals and then attendees will break up into small groups to begin brief rotations. All attendees will have the opportunity to hear from each round-table leader about the influences of previous international experiences on their career paths and how they got to where they are today. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in small group conversation with current professionals. This event is ideal for college students, graduate students, recent grads, and those looking for new opportunities.

 

Light refreshments will be served. Dress is business casual.  

 

Advance registration required. Link here.  

FREE OF CHARGE!

 

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations

"Community Policing In the U.S. & U.K."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
8:30-9:30am
WorldChicago Office

72 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60601   

WorldChicago will host a public forum for three government officials from Brazil who will address current events, government structure and politics in Brazil.   

 

Come hear from three law enforcement officials, representing Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.

 

These delegates will be participating in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.  Q & A to follow.   

Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org 

 

Non-member Registration: $10 per person 

 

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations, An Affiliate Event of Chicago Ideas Week  

"Religious Pluralism: Perspectives from Pakistan" 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
8:30-9:30am  

Chicago Cultural Center  

1st Floor, Garland Room 

78 E. Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for community leaders from Pakistan who will address issues related to religious pluralism in Pakistan.  They will be exploring this issue in the U.S. as participants in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.  Q & A to follow. 

 

Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org 

 

Non-member Registration: $10 per person 

 

OTHEREVENTSOTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AROUND TOWN 

Chicago Ideas Week

WorldChicago is pleased to host an Affiliate Event with Chicago Ideas Week (see above

Mark your calendars for September 4th! 

Tickets will go on sale for Chicago Ideas Week, which will be held October 8-14 throughout the city.

 

Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) is a premier annual gathering of global thought leaders created to drive ideas into actionable results.  Co-chaired by Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkosky, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Mayor Richard M. Daley, CIW brings together widely recognized visionaries to the Midwest to discuss a variety of social topics and share breakthrough concepts.  CIW speakers will include Tom Brokaw, Colin Powell, Edward Norton, Elle Macpherson, Deepak Chopra, and more!  

 

For only $15 a ticket, you will participate the sharing of ideas, inspiring action, and igniting change to positively impact our world.

 

Check out the schedule now to start planning your week!  Click here for the schedule or visit www.chicagoideas.com for more information.

 

Turkish American Women's Scholarship Fund in partnership with Old Town School of Folk Music proudly presents

Nostalgia

Saturday, September 15, 2012

7:00-10:00pm

Old Town School of Folk Music, Gary & Laura Maurer Concert Hall

4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

 

Featuring Turkish Classical & folk music and Turkish Tango Classics performed by Lamajamal Band and TACA Turkish Classical Music Choir & Ensemble

 

Tickets: $25 adults, $21 seniors and kids under 12

www.oldtownschool.tix.com or via email to info@tawsf.org 

 

Major portion of proceeds will benefit TAWSF students.

 

Social Innovation Advocates

Introduce Yourself

Thursday, September 20

6:00 - 9:00pm

Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60660

$12 Early Bird (until September 6th); $15 Online; $18 At the Door  

 

WorldChicago is pleased to be a partner for this event.

 

2012 SIA will host Introduce Yourself, an event to introduce ourselves to Chicago's nonprofit and art communities as we celebrate the possibility of a more peaceful and just world. SIA works globally to empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs at the margins of society to create business plans while also connecting them with internships and networking opportunities based on their individual needs. The event will showcase visual and performance art from young Chicago artists, as well as a debut screening of Growing to Khula: Chapter 1, a documentary piece following SIA Founder David Flynn through the KwaZulu-natal during SIA's beginning.

 

Register here: http://siadvocates.givezooks.com/events/introduce-yourself 

 

SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago