June 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Short-term hosting opportunities with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Hello NORVA community,

As the go-to people for cultural exchange and international friendship, I'm writing you to let you know about two short-term hosting opportunities for Northern Ohioans this summer:

Jóvenes en Acción (“Youth in Action”) program is a U.S. State Department program run by CCWA in Cleveland. It brings 16 student leaders from Mexico to the Cleveland area July 20-August 1. These high school…


Added by Madeline Rife on June 25, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Update on Soups of the World progress

The Soups of the World! committee is busy at work planning for the event next fall, which will take place on Saturday, November 16th from 6-9pm.  Soups is a major biennial fundraiser and third goal cultural event hosted by NORVA.  The committee has selected the Slovenian National Home in Slavic Village as the venue.  Please join us on June 22 at 10am for a day of service, which will help NORVA reduce the cost of rental.

Added by David Wylie on June 7, 2013 at 12:38am — No Comments

Update on recent Service Saturday

NORVA members enjoyed an extra special Service Saturday on June 1.  Members met with 13 refugees and worked diligently on improving the participants English skills.  Immediately following class, NORVA members, students, members of the Ethiopian community, and friends enjoyed a feast of Ethiopian food prepared by a local Ethiopian immigrant, Tigist Gebremichael.  Dishes included homemade cheese, teef bread, and lots of sauces, that according to the cook took 50…


Added by David Wylie on June 7, 2013 at 12:32am — No Comments

NORVA at the Cleveland Marathon

On Sunday, May 18th, NORVA members woke up early in the morning to help at the water stop between miles 5 and 6 in the annual Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon.  Members setup tables on both sides of the street, filled hundreds of cups with water, and handed them out to runners as they passed by, all the while cheering them on!

NORVA Members ready to hand out water…


Added by David Wylie on June 7, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

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