Warm Wishes and Thank You Michelle 

Through people-to-people exchanges, the Global Ties Network is humanizing the world and building the relationships and networks that are the foundation for international diplomacy and cooperation. Driving this work are exemplary leaders like Michelle Wilson, Executive Director of Global Ties Akron, who has spent decades tirelessly championing international exchange programs, citizen diplomacy, and the power of people to make an impact. Michelle retires this year after more than three decades of service-leadership in her community, … Read more

Global Ties Akron alumni from Ukraine Share Firsthand Accounts of Humanitarian Efforts in War Zone

Ukrainians share first-hand accounts of hu­man­i­tarian efforts, war crimes, and shelling AKRON, Ohio — Tamara Yakubovych lives in the Ukrainian village of Lyutizh, north of Kyiv. With Russian shells exploding overhead, many of her neighbors have already fled their homes. Two houses in the village have been completely destroyed, but 65-year-old Yakubovych refuses to leave. “She is the kind of woman who would say, ‘It’s my house and I am alright here. I have a … Read more

Life-Changing Support for Egyptian Student, Lamise

Lamise, Egypt, Egyptian student, Global Ties Akron

In this article, you will learn about: Lamise’s heartwarming story and reason for coming to Akron How the Akron Community helped Lamise in her medical journey What GTA did to support Lamise personally & professionally How you support GTA and Lamise’s inspiring journey Lamise’s story is a real-life example of the bridges that Global Ties Akron builds between Akron and international scholars coming to NE Ohio. In October 2021, Lamise had to leave Akron and … Read more

Passport to Wine and Dine 2022

Passport to Wine and Dine 2022

The organization works to build a cultural infrastructure between Akron and the rest of the world. “Our mission is building bridges between Akron’s community and the world through leadership exchange programs,” Michelle Wilson said. The U.S. Department of State International Leadership Program and the Open World Leadership Program are two examples. On Saturday, Global Ties Akron was supposed to be welcoming a group of women veterans from Ukraine. Over the years, the organization has hosted … Read more

Global business school to link Akron and Ghana students

Ghana, University of Ghana, Global Ties Akron

Global Ties Akron, the University of Ghana and Kolena will use a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, 
funded by the U.S. Department of State, to create The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) Global Online Collaboratory Hub (The Hub), which will link college students in Accra, Ghana; Orange County, California; and the Akron area. “For the past 5 years, Global Ties Akron has been deepening city-to-city connections between Akron and Accra through … Read more

Helping an Egyptian Student with Medical Bills

“We’re hoping we’ll see her back in the U.S., whether in Akron or somewhere else, for treatment.” Lamise feels the same: “I feel that maybe this is for the best. Maybe I need to go home to reset and maybe find other options and maybe we can work on the fund as well that will make it more sustainable to support more procedures.” Lamise has a job lined up with a nonprofit in Egypt that … Read more

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