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I BELONG VOICES

I BELONG VOICES

By I Belong Philly
I Belong Voices, is here to elevate the voices of immigrants and share resources to a better life in the city of Philadelphia
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Building meaningful organizational culture | 8 (End of season)
Welcome to our eighth and last season episode “Building meaningful organizational culture” In this episode, we want to express our gratitude to Daniel Aguirre. He is helping us thoroughly with our team structure. This is a very interesting conversation about how he does this wonderful job, learning from his experience about Why do some cultures thrive while others don't? And what role do leaders play in helping cultures thrive? Organizational cultures are living systems that can be intentionally influenced and developed. We invite you to listen to us...❤️ _____ In this episode participated: Margarita Perez (Colombia) Monica Molina  (Colombia) Leidy Ochoa (Colombia) Silvia Roldán (Ecuador) Amel Kherbachene (Algeria) Maru Gonzalez (Venezuela) - Edition And as a special guest, Daniel Aguirre linkedin For more information about I Belong Philly visit: www.ibelongphilly.org Instagram: instagram.com/ibelongphilly Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBelongphilly/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/i-belong-philly If you want to participate or share your feedback, write to us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com and we are thrilled to include you as part of this amazing experience. 🎤 #IBelongPhilly #CelebrateImmigrants #IStandWithPhillyImmigrants #phillyimmigrants #goodvibeswave #nonprofit #charity #community #donate #nonprofitorganization #volunteer #love #education #giveback #support #socialgood #change  #help #philanthropy #givingback #instagood #fundraiser #hope #makeadifference #causes #volunteering #immigrantpodcast #podcast
30:10
June 30, 2022
Solas Award - Special Edition | 7
Welcome to our seventh episode Solas Award - Special Edition In this episode, we are going to have a conversation about the Solas awards 2022, which is going to celebrate on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cherry Street Pier. Join us and know the Solas Award story, the honorees, and more. Did you Know? Solas means “light” in Irish. Solas means “light” in Irish. Each year at the Solas Awards, The Welcoming Center shines a light on the contributions immigrants have been making in our city and region. This year, the welcoming center looks forward to gathering in person and bringing our community together for the first time in two years for an evening of celebration, learning, and connecting. The event will be held at Cherry Street Pier, a very large block party in Philadelphia, and will include the Global Craft Market, interactive exhibits, and opportunities for networking. We invite you to listen to us...❤️ _____ In this episode participated: Monica Molina  (Colombia) Leidy Ochoa (Colombia) Geórgia Consença (Brazil) Silvia Roldán (Ecuador) Ben Goebel (France) - Edition Maru Gonzalez (Venezuela) - Edition Amel Kherbachene  (Algeria) - Edition And as special guests, Peter Gonzales The Welcoming Center CEO, Juan Carlos Romero   Association of Mexican Business Owners of Philadelphia Yushan Chou and Karen Cervera - Let’s Talk Philly Conversation Circles, For more information about I Belong Philly visit: www.ibelongphilly.org Instagram: instagram.com/ibelongphilly Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBelongphilly/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/i-belong-philly If you want to participate or do you want to have information on more organizations or lawyers that you need to help you, write to us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com and we are thrilled to include you as part of this amazing experience. 🎤
25:06
April 20, 2022
Embracing our cultural differences | 6
Welcome to our sixth episode “Embracing our cultural differences”, in this episode we had a very pleasant conversation about the new traditions or cultural festivals that we as immigrants adopt when we arrive in this beautiful country,  and how we recognize, respect, and embrace such differences, we can take advantage of its benefits and avoid disharmony. Did you Know? There is a lot we can experience and learn from cultural diversity.  The people and the experiences can enrich us as individuals and our society as a whole.  Here are some benefits of cultural diversity. Better productivity.  Different cultures have different perspectives on various things and situations.  These varying viewpoints can lead to increased creativity, innovation, and productivity.  Imagine more probable solutions to problems, more enriching discussions on different issues, and coming up with better decisions. Increased understanding of others.  The awareness and acceptance that cultural diversity exists can promote increased understanding of other people.  This understanding can lead to lesser conflict and more unity in our groups and communities. A new level of knowledge and experience.  The more we encounter and embrace people of different cultures, the more we expand our knowledge and experience.  We learn about the people themselves and the place they are originally from, including their tourist spots, historical sites, popular dishes, and even weather.  We also learn about the reasons behind their beliefs, traditions, and principles.  We learn how different people cope with different situations and so much more. Personal and societal growth.  Cultural diversity can help us grow personally as we learn from other cultures.  On a larger scale, societies can grow with the introduction of other cultures as new ideas are introduced and accepted.  We learn to be more respectful, more polite, and more compassionate beings.  Source: https://i-ville.com/understanding-and-embracing-cultural-diversity/ We invite you to listen to us...💜 _____ In this episode participated: Leidy Ochoa (Colombia) Amel Kherbachene  (Algeria) Silvia Roldán (Ecuador) Monica Molina  (Colombia) Cristina Zanoni (Brazil) Maru Gonzalez (Venezuela) And as a special guest, Carlos José Pérez Samano  (Mexico) - Content Strategist + Author + Social Entrepreneur Biography here 👉🏼  https://www.perezsamano.com/biography For more information about I Belong Philly visit: www.ibelongphilly.org Instagram: instagram.com/ibelongphilly Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBelongphilly/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/i-belong-philly If you want to participate or do you want to have information on more organizations or lawyers that you need to help you, write to us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com and we are thrilled to include you as part of this amazing experience. 🎤
28:46
March 18, 2022
Let's talk about immigration laws | 5
Welcome to our fifth episode “Let's talk about immigrant laws”, with this episode we want to understand more the challenges that we as immigrants are still facing with the immigration laws and how to overcome them. Did you Know? There are "Low Cost/Non-Profit Immigration Legal Assistance Referral" organizations that can help you with your legal problem, here we list some of them: Philadelphia- Catholic Social Services- Immigration Legal Services https://cssphiladelphia.org/immigration-legal-services Esperanza Immigration Legal Services http://www.esperanza.us HIAS and Council Migration Services http://hiaspa.org/ Nationalities Service Center Migration Services https://nscphila.org/ Prime - Ecumenical Commitment to Refugees http://www.prime-immigration.org/index.html New Jersey- Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Inc. http://camdenlawandjustice.org/ Do you want to have information on more organizations or lawyers that you need to help you?  We invite you to listen to us..❤️ subscribe, and write to us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com _____ In this episode participated: Margarita Perez  (Colombia) Monica Molina  (Colombia) Leidy Ochoa (Colombia) Ben Goebel (France) Silvia Roldán (Ecuador) Maru Gonzalez (Venezuela) Interviewee:  Erik Barragán (México) - Accredited representative with Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (CSS) Immigration Legal Services office. https://cssphiladelphia.org/immigration-legal-services/ Call to action: I Belong Philly is standing in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander community across the nation and especially in Philadelphia after the attack on a group of Asian students on a Philadelphia train.   There are many ways to find out, visit some of the organizations that fight against Asian hatred, such as: ▶️ https://stopaapihate.org/ ▶️ https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/ ▶️ https://www.asianmhc.org/about-us/#support-us For more information about I Belong Philly visit: www.ibelongphilly.org Instagram: instagram.com/ibelongphilly Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBelongphilly/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/i-belong-philly If you want to participate, write to us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com and we are thrilled to include you as part of this amazing experience. 🎤
27:26
December 07, 2021
Resilience in the Immigrant Community | 4
Hello, I Belong Friends!  Welcome to listen to the fourth episode “Resilience in the immigrant community”. In this episode, our special guest is Srorng Sorn (Rorng) - Director of Immigrant / Refugee Affairs and Language Access Services for the City of Philadelphia DBHIDS. We will talk about wellness and her work in the immigrant community. Also, we will share relevant information and resources focused on self-care and well-being. "By working together to increment and promote resilience and self-care in the immigrant community make a better world to live in." IBP. Did you know how many immigrants reside in the United States? The most recent data from migrationpolicy.org, more than 44.9 million immigrants lived in the United States in 2019. Immigrants’ share of the overall U.S. population has increased significantly from the record low of 4.7 percent in 1970. In 2019, immigrants comprised 13.7 percent of the total U.S. population, a figure that remains short of the high record of 14.8 percent in 1890. We invite you to listen to us... In this episode they participated: Cristina Zanoni (Brazil) Leidy Ochoa (Colombia) Silvia Roldán (Ecuador) Monica Molina (Colombia) Margarita (Colombia) Amel (Algeria) María Eugenia (Maru) Gonzalez (Venezuela) - Edition Interviewee:  Sarorng Sorn, Director of Immigrant/Refugee Affairs and Language Access Services for the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services know as its acronym DBHIDS. More information: www.ibelongphilly.org Instagram: instagram.com/ibelongphilly Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBelongphilly/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/i-belong-philly Here are some organizations and places what did you hear on the podcast: MPI www.migrationpolicy.org Congreso de Latinos Unidos  www.congreso.net NAMI   NAMI HelpLine | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness DBHIDS dbhids.org Boost Your Mood | DBHIDS (healthymindsphilly.org) If you want to participate, write us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com and we are thrilled to include you as part of this amazing experience. 🎤
33:45
October 29, 2021
Let's celebrate immigrant businesses | 3
Welcome to our third episode “Let's celebrate immigrant businesses” We are always looking to support our immigrant community, this time, we thought to support the immigrants' businesses we love in Philadelphia. Hand in hand with the @WelcomingCenter, we want to promote, recognize and most importantly say thank you to Philadelphia's immigrant businesses that have remained open despite this difficult time. Did you Know?  The Welcoming Center has a program calls The Business Technical Assistance: They are supporting 25 businesses. All businesses are family-owned and operated with additional staff from the community. 19 immigrant business owners applied to 47 grant opportunities 19 accounts were opened to apply or renew permits and licenses 11 temporary out-door sitting permits were requested and 4 more are in progress) We invite you to listen to us...❤️ _____ In this episode they participated: María Eugenia (Maru) Gonzalez (Venezuela) Waleska López (Puerto Rico) Monica Molina (Colombia) Silvia Roldán (Ecuador) Ben Goebel (France) Cristina Zanoni (Brazil) Leidy Ochoa (Colombia) Interviewees:  Nicole Marcote - Program Manager in The Welcoming Center and  Eva Hernandez, the owner of Chocolate @chocoarteofficial More information: www.ibelongphilly.org Instagram: instagram.com/ibelongphilly Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBelongphilly/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/i-belong-philly Here are some organizations and places what did you hear on the podcast: Welcoming Center - welcomingcenter.org Chocolate - Instagram: @chocoarteofficial Bamba Soap Co - Instagram: @bambasoapco Marina Montano Designs  - Instagram: @MarinaMontanoDesigns Alma del Mar - Instagram: @almadelmar.philly HIAS - hiaspa.org Office of Immigrant Affairs -  phila.gov/departments/office-of-immigrant-affairs/ Immigrant-Owned Business Map - welcomingcenter.org/entrepreneurship/map/ If you want to participate, write to us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com and we are thrilled to include you as part of this amazing experience. 🎤
27:12
September 30, 2021
Newcomers Services | 2
Did you Know? Philadelphia has 54 free libraries and six free-standing public computer labs. Three much larger regional libraries—in West, Northwest, and Northeast Philadelphia—have additional reference materials, computers, and meeting space. That's amazing! In this episode, you will learn about some of the important resources available for immigrants in Philadelphia, such as where to learn English for free or where to get an organization to help you create your resume? or understand the workforce in Philly? or you just want to know or learn about the organizations that embrace and show the folklore or art of other countries. ❤️ We invite you to listen to us... _____ In this episode they participated: Cristina Zanoni (Brazil) María Eugenia (Maru) Gonzalez (Venezuela) Silvia Roldán (Ecuador) Georgia Consenca (Brazil) Monica Molina (Colombia) Ben Goebel (France) Waleska López (Puerto Rico) Interviewee:  Lindsay Southworth - Senior Program Manager, Adult Education and Language Learning at Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation More information: www.ibelongphilly.org Instagram: instagram.com/ibelongphilly Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBelongphilly/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/i-belong-philly Here are some organizations and places what did you hear on the podcast: Free Library -  www.freelibrary.org Beyond Literacy -  beyondliteracy.org Welcoming Center - welcomingcenter.org HIAS - hiaspa.org Seamaac's - seamaac.org Office of Immigrant Affairs -  phila.gov/departments/office-of-immigrant-affairs/ New Sanctuary Movement - sanctuaryphiladelphia.org Charlie's Produce - charliesmarketproduce.com If you want to participate, write us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com and we are thrilled to include you as part of this amazing experience. 🎤
26:51
August 25, 2021
The Beginning | 1
One of the difficulties immigrants and refugees face upon arriving in the United States is the language barrier. Did you know that the language barrier can cause enormous difficulties and make simple interactions seem inexistent?  Employment, transportation, legal responsibilities, and receiving assistance in each of these areas are more difficult without the confidence to speak in English. You are in a new country, trying to adapt to a new lifestyle, probably far away from your family, and adapting to a new culture!  Other difficulties range from dealing with legal complications to understanding complex transportation systems, securing housing, employment arrangements, and battling culture shock, psychological distress, depression, and isolation.  In this podcast, you will have the opportunity to hear in a pleasant way the voices of some of the members of I Belong Philly sharing their stories, challenges, English barrier, how they overcame these barriers in Philadelphia, and how they are becoming, step by step, world citizens in the United States. ❤️ We invite you to listen to us...  _____ In this episode they participated: Ben Goebel (France) Cristina Zanoni (Brazil) María Eugenia (Maru) Gonzalez (Venezuela) Silvia Rondan (Ecuador) Georgia Consenca (Brazil) Monica Molina (Colombia) More information: www.ibelongphilly.org Instagram: instagram.com/ibelongphilly Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBelongphilly/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/i-belong-philly Here are some organizations what did you hear on the podcast: The Welcoming Center: welcomingcenter.org Free Library: libwww.freelibrary.org If you want to participate, write us at ibelong.philly@gmail.com and we are thrilled to include you as part of this amazing experience. 🎤
27:14
July 26, 2021
I Belong Voices Trailer
Today, and every day, I Belong Philly celebrate the immigrants in this beautiful country.  We believe when immigrants are present in our communities, restaurants, business, offices, and everywhere in the city, the end results are always better. ⁠🤩 I Belong Philly is creating a space to continue to promote immigrants' voices and share the available resources with our new project I Belong voices.⁠ 🌏 Please subscribe and see you soon! 
00:48
July 13, 2021