Global Tastes: Nationalities Service Center 95th Anniversary Party
Nationalities Service Center (NSC) hosted its annual Global Tastes celebration at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center on May 3rd. NSC is a non-profit organization that provides social, educational and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area. The evening began with a cocktail party where John Chou, executive vice president and general counsel of AmerisourceBergen, was honored with the 2016 Nationalities Service Award. The honor is given to a leader in the community who has demonstrated qualities that exemplify NSC’s mission, including a commitment to diversity and inclusion and support of immigration causes. Judge (Ret.) Renée Cardwell Hughes and the American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania were honored with the 2016 Margaret Harris Award for their service and in-kind support of the NSC’s interpretation and translation efforts in training many individuals in medical interpretation skills at the Red Cross’ state of the art facility. Afterward, guests enjoyed food, where judges Mina “SayWhat” Llona, Drew Lazor, Ronnie Polaneczky, Juliana Reyes and Lari Robling chose their favorite dishes from local restaurants. Mayor Jim Kenney also stopped by to wish the NSC well as they celebrated their 95th year of helping immigrants in Philadelphia.
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