Archives for June 2016

Upcoming Visitors

June 21 - 27 Six professionals from Liberia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, and Singapore will be with us to examine youth inspiring leadership and participation. July 18 - 30 Fourteen students participating in the U.S. Department of State Jovenes en Accion exchange with Mexico will be here to explore entrepreneurship, environmental issues, and leadership development....

Young Professionals of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council

We have stellar individuals coming into the area every month through the International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges.  To make sure they are meeting our own up-and-coming locals, we began brainstorming with 20- and 30-somethings in the community.  The result is a new group dedicated to helping young professionals develop a worldwide network of...

Galvanizing Youth for Environmental Protection

In early May, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council (GCCDC) hosted a group of seven environmental activists and youth workers from Algeria and Morocco as part of a U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project focusing on “Galvanizing Youth for Environmental Protection.”  The visitors were interested in meeting and speaking with American...

Jovenes en Accion Reunion Conference

In July 2015, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council and several local families hosted Mexican youth who had traveled to the United States on Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action), a U.S. Department of State leadership exchange. Program Coordinator Matthew Rizzo was one of two Americans selected to attend the group's reunion in Mexico City in...

International Speaker Series

Our International Speaker Series continues with a talk on "Moving Beyond Injury and Overcoming Adversity" by IVLP participant Mr. David Wiseman, offered to the community in partnership with the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club: Monday, July 18th 6 - 7 PM Pensacola Downtown Library 239 N. Spring St.   Wiseman is Head of Armed Forces Programmes...

2016 Annual Meeting

On May 26, 24 members of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council and their four guests gathered at the Artel Gallery for the group's 2016 Annual Meeting. Dr. Allan Ford and Keith Wilkins both received certificates of appreciation from the Office of International Visitors in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S....