“As a San Diego native who returned home after 9 years, I felt like a tourist in my own city. The streets and locales – once a friendly reminder of what I had called home, suddenly felt so foreign. I came to realize how little I knew of my own hometown. But what I have… Read More
Stephanie Ramirez is a former student of our Global Leadership Youth Program. She writes with gratitude as she explains her experiences taking the program as well as the many impacts it has had on her life moving forward. Here is her testimony: ” My name is Stephanie Rios Ramirez. I attend the Preuss School UCSD… Read More
As the year comes to a close, we want to thank you for weathering the storm with us. Your support, friendship, and role as a global citizen are more important today than ever before. To thank you, we want to exchange gifts with you! For each year-end donation of $25 or more, we will send you an… Read More
In Conversation With George Hardy Stories from the Director of the SDDC Advisory Board We could not think of a better member of our community to highlight on International Volunteer Day than George Hardy. As Chair of the San Diego Diplomacy Council’s Advisory Board and former Board of Director, George is an integral part… Read More
Stories from our Members of the Year Dennis and Verena Seisun are longstanding members of the Diplomacy Council. With their generous spirits and love of meeting new people, Dennis and Verena have hosted countless visitors through home hospitality, attended our in-person and virtual events, and repeatedly gone above and beyond in their contributions to the… Read More
Watch the Full Presentation Here! Get ready to break the monotony of your current home workout! San Diego Diplomacy Council is delighted to present to you our next fun Cultural Diplomacy experience: a Contemporary African Dance Class, led by Mandela Washington Fellowship Program alumna, Francisca Nyaradzo Nhongonhema, from Zimbabwe. You will get a chance to hear from Ms. Nhongonhema,… Read More
Our very best former fellow Patrick “Patch” Dulay recently won the Professional Fellows Program Alumni Impact Award for making a lasting impact on his community after participating in the Professional Development Program. Patch is the Founder and CEO of Spark Machine Innovations, Inc. He built The Spark Project, an online community and crowdfunding platform, to support and connect… Read More
Our last Global Social Hour, “Minority Voices in Social and Legal Contexts” was a success. We were pleased to have Marilyn L. Huff, Federal District Judge for the Southern District of California, give opening remarks and we were excited to have all of our justice and social activist IVLP delegates join us.