Organizations

Organizations

Organizations

Are you interested in connecting with the international community in Cincinnati? You have come to the right place!

The Global Connections are a compilation of global businesses, organizations, and specialists in the Cincinnati region. Find anything from foreign-based trade associations to international festivals to language classes and translation to specialists in different international fields, and everything in between! These resources include arts and culture, education, health, immigration, social services and more! Engage with your world right here in Cincinnati!

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Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theater

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Contact: Georgina Opoku Home 5601 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati OH 45212-1834 United States Home Phone: 513-221-6112
Biography

Bl-OKOTO was established in 1994 as a professional African dance company comprised of highly talented artists and was incorporated in August 1996 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit multicultural performing arts organization in the state of Ohio. Bi-Okoto currently tour and perform in 48 states in the US. Our artists have also toured internationally representing Nigeria in South Korea’s Youth Festival, Presidential welcomes in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and France. In 2003, 2004, and 2005, Bi-Okoto was selected by United States Armed Forces Entertainment for  five-week military tours in the United Kingdom, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium where seven of our artists performed for our troops on American and United Nation bases, in honor of Black History Month for each of those years.

Black Studies Program- Northern Kentucky University

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Website: http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/hisgeo/black-studies.html
Biography

The Black Studies Department (BLS) examines, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the experiences of people of African descent by engaging students in a process of investigating the multiple cultural identities that comprise the category African American.

Courses explore the pioneering, complex, and distinctively African American contribution to the realities of Africans in the diaspora. We engage students in the seven core areas of Black Studies — Black History, Black Sociology, Black Religion, Black Economics, Black Politics, Black Psychology, and the Humanities (Black Literature, Art, and Music) — to advance their critical thinking regarding the central role that race plays in our world.

NKU students can expect small classes and teaching faculty that offer rigorous and diverse curricula in a supportive environment. The department also practices, social activism and implements transdisciplinary pedagogy that connects students with the community both on and off campus preparing them for life after college.

We in the NKU Black Studies Department want you to be a part of this exciting and ever-growing field. Please explore our website, and we encourage you to contact us with further questions.

Blue Ash – Ilmenau Germany Sister City Association

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Work 4343 Cooper Rd Cincinnati OH 45242 Work Phone: 513-745-8510 Website: http://www.blueash.com/departments/city_administration/sister_city_program.php
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Blue Ash has developed a sister city relationship with a community in Germany — Ilmenau. Blue Ash’s first visit to Ilmenau was in February 2000, and Ilmenau’s first visit to Blue Ash occurred in late May/early June 2000. There have been several delegation visits to and from both communities since that time, with the typical schedule being that each community alternates visits each year. Typical delegations from each community are comprised of representatives from City Council, the City Administration, the universities, and business communities. The first high school (Sycamore) student visit to Ilmenau occurred in February 2001, and the first exchange at the university level, between UC/Raymond Walters College in Blue Ash and Ilmenau Technical University occurred in August 2001. Several university exchange visits have occurred since.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Contact: Charita Law Work 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC 20036 Work Phone: 202-483-7600 Website: http://www.carnegieendowment.org
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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States.

Center for Economic Initiatives (CEI)

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Contact: Nelson Lees Work PO Box 2157 Covington KY 41001 Work Phone: 513-703-1309 Website: http://www.ceiworld.org/
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CEI brings leaders from developing economies to the United States for a first-hand look at modern technology, management and marketing in order to increase productivity and compete successfully. Programs are modeled after the highly successful Post-WWII Marshall Plan Technical Assistance Program.

Chinese American Association of Cincinnati

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Work 9994 Bolingbroke Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 Work Phone: 513-307-7465 Website: http://www.caacohio.org
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Founded on March 15, 1971 the Chinese American Association of Cincinnati (CAAC) is here to serve our members by providing social and culture events that promote our heritage, networking and a sense of community. It is also our intention and responsibility to organize activities that enhance the culture exchange between the East and west towards creating a diverse, multi-culture society for which everybody in the broader community benefits.

Christ the Savior Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in America

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Contact: Steven Kostoff Work 4285 Ashland Ave Cincinnati OH 45212 Work Phone: 513-351-0907 Website: http://www.christthesavioroca.org/
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Welcome to those interested in learning more about the Orthodox Christian faith, to Orthodox Christians new to the Cincinnati area, and to those seeking for Truth, Meaning and Authentic Christian Spirituality.

Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ)

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Work 808 Brookhill Rd Louisville KY 40223 Work Phone: 502-592-5295 Website: http://www.crispaz.org/ Blog: http://crispazblog.blogspot.com/
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CRISPAZ is a faith-based organization dedicated to building bridges of solidarity between the Church of the poor and marginalized communities in El Salvador and communities in the US and other countries through mutual accompaniment, striving together for peace, justice, sustainability, and human liberation.

CRISPAZ is politically non-partisan, committed to nonviolence and supportive of the faith journeys of one another.

Cincinnati – Gifu Sister City Association

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Contact: Mai Kinman Work 441 Vine St # 3601 Cincinnati OH 45202 Work Phone: 513-241-8800x4 Website: http://www.cincinnati-gifu.org Blog: http://cincinnati-gifu.blogspot.com/
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Cincinnati’s Sister City relationship with Gifu was signed into existence on May 11, 1988.

Cincinnati – Kharkiv Sister City Association

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Contact: Bob Herring Work 441 Vine Street Suite 3620 Cincinnati OH 45202 Work Phone: 513-235-5920 Website: http://www.cincy-ukraine.org
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We believe that our cooperation will enhance civic, cultural and economic potential for both cities. We, in Cincinnati, hope to share our ideas and experiences in the development of individual liberty, human rights and freedom, democracy, market economy and entrepreneurial skills. Our program is recognized as one of the most successful and active sister city relationships in the U.S.A. and one of the most active of all USA-NIS sister city pairs. The mission of the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Program is to establish goodwill, understanding and cooperation between the people of Cincinnati and the people of Kharkiv and thereby to develop lasting friendships and increased interchange of ideas, goods and services between our two cities.

Cincinnati – Liuzhou Sister City Association

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Contact: Robert Stevie Work 421 Oak St Cincinnati OH 45219 Work Phone: 513-241-8800
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Liuzhou became a Sister City on May 5, 1988. Cincinnati and Liuzhou celebrated their 20th anniversary with a signing ceremony and the official unveiling of the Duke Energy Center Sister Cities display on April 8, 2008. Located on the banks of the winding Liu River in the Guangxi Province, this prosperous cultural and industrial city of 1.4 million is located in Southern China. Founded 2100 years ago, Liuzhou is known for its beautiful landscapes that have inspired Chinese artists since 1700 BC. Caves and gnarly stones, karsts and hills are complemented by numerous archeological sites. Its national parks feature architectural displays characteristic of structures built by China’s minority inhabitants.

Cincinnati – Munich Sister City Association

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Contact: Robert Stevie Work 421 Oak St Cincinnati OH 45219 Work Phone: 513-241-8800 Website: http://www.munichcincinnati.org/
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The Munich Sister City Association of Greater Cincinnati is a group of volunteers whose goal is to promote business, cultural, educational, legal and sports exchanges between the cities of Cincinnati, Ohio USA and Munich, Germany. The Munich Sister City Association of Greater Cincinnati is a founding member of the official Sister Cities Association of Greater Cincinnati, a member of Sister Cities International, Inc.

Cincinnati – Nancy Sister City Association

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Work 421 Oak Street Cincinnati OH 45219 Work Phone: (513) 241-8800x2 Website: http://cincinnatisistercity.weebly.com/nancy-france.html
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We are a small band of volunteers who love France, and in particular have come to know and love Nancy France. We are not all Americans, and do not necessarily speak french, but many of us do, and some as their first language. Our association with Nancy is one of Cincinnati’s oldest and most active Sister City relationships. Since 1991, there has been a long history of unique and meaningful exchanges and programs.  The relationship’s four goals are: Educational Enhancement, Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Arts and Cultural Exchange.

Cincinnati – New Taipei City Sister City Association

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Contact: Robert Stevie Work 421 Oak St Cincinnati OH 45219 Work Phone: 513-886-5817 Website: http://www.cincinnatisistercity.org/taipei_info.htm
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The Office of the Mayor, the City of Cincinnati, and the OKI Sister City Coalition support Cincinnati’s interaction with these cities. Additionally, each Sister City has its own committee or association, which is directly responsible for the partnership by organizing its membership, budget, programs, activities, and visits. The Sister City committees and associations organize exchanges that include education, culture, science, commerce, and government.

Cincinnati Area Returned Volunteers

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Work 5714 Grace Ave Cincinnati OH 45227 Work Phone: 513-561-6568 Website: http://www.cincinnatirpca.org/
Biography

Cincinnati Area Returned Volunteers (CARV) is an active affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association with about 75 members who are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. We hold bimonthly social events with a speaker (RPCV or community speaker), hold bimonthly business meetings, support local PCVs through the Peace Corps Partnership program, conduct service projects, work closely with the Chicago Regional Peace Corps Office and enjoy joint activities with our fellow RPCVs in the Southwestern Ohio Returned Volunteer Organization (SORVO).

Cincinnati Art Museum

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Contact: David Linnenberg Work 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati OH 45202 Work Phone: 513-639-2995 Website: http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/
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Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year. Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the Art Museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all, plus Art Museum members receive additional benefits. The Art Museum is open six days a week, making greater Cincinnati’s most treasured cultural asset accessible to everyone.

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