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Global Ties Alabama: Teaching Teens Life Lessons

Jaclyn Aida’s life changed this past summer at an elementary school in Nicaragua as she helped students with their math workbooks. She speaks only elementary Spanish—four years of high school classes under her belt—but at least the numbers were the same. The Columbia High School senior left for the trip thinking she would learn about… Read More »

2016 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

From November 30-Dec.3, Global Ties Alabama, along with the Institute of International Education (IIE), hosted 82 Fulbright Scholars from around the world for an Enrichment Seminar, apart of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs. The theme for the seminar was “The New South: Visions, Voices and Change Agents.” The scholars had a chance to… Read More »

2016 GTA Annual Meeting & Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon

This year, Global Ties Alabama hosted it’s Annual Meeting and Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon at the Redstone Federal Credit Union Atrium on October 25, 2016. The event was attended by 120 people from all over Alabama. The theme was “Trending: Building Global Relationship While Bringing the World to Alabama.” Many people were honored and recognized at… Read More »

Lilly Ledbetter comes to Huntsville

Lilly Ledbetter  was the plaintiff in the American employment discrimination case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Congress passed a fair pay act in her name, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. She has since become a women’s equality activist, public speaker, and author. In 2011, Ledbetter was inducted into the National Women’s Hall… Read More »

2016 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)

The 2016 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) is an international exchange program focused on the themes of entrepreneurship skills and enhanced Euro-Atlantic integration designed for 47 young professionals from 42 European countries. Fellows will begin their program in Washington, DC with discussions about entrepreneurship and innovation in the U.S. including meetings hosted by Google and the… Read More »