GVCF is proud to support
Global Golden Valley
A group promoting multi-cultural understanding and ethnic diversity in the community.
WHO WE ARE
Global Golden Valley
celebrates and connects
cultures in Golden Valley
We bring together individuals from other countries and those interested in learning about other cultures in a variety of activities. GGV is a non-profit program of the Golden Valley Community Foundation, which provides some financial support.
According to the latest census, nearly 2,000 Golden Valley residents (or 9.6 percent) are foreign–born. More than 40 countries are represented. Many of those countries have been highlighted in the various programs and activities we’ve presented during the past six years.
A core group plans and organizes the activities – drawing upon volunteers interested in helping with a given event. Committee members have included individuals originally from China, Ethiopia, Mexico and Romania, as well as US -born residents who enjoy travel and/or experiencing other ethnic or cultural traditions.
WHAT WE DO
Sharing & Celebrating World Cultures
Annual International Day at Market in the Valley
Music and dance performances, Special children’s activities, Ethnic foods
“Who Is Your Neighbor” featuring immigration experiences of Golden Valley residents
The Kakehashi (Bridge for Tomorrow)
Project: Armstrong Students Japan Experience
Naturalization Ceremony at City Hall
"Thanks for Bringing the World to Us”
Welcome Reception for International Students at City Hall
Official recognition of these students by City Council
Possible future activities
Reaching out internationally (Sister City, exchange programs)
Helping newcomers to Golden Valley feel welcome, Welcome Meals
Quarterly educational programs/discussions on topics of interest
Other ideas welcome!
Are you from another country and lives, works or participates in Golden Valley?
Were you born in the United States but enjoy experiencing other cultures through travel, business, education, ethnic events or traditions?
Do you know a foreign-born person who is interested in sharing performance talents or telling their story?
Do you have a topic suggestion?
Are you passionate?