Past Events

International General Assembly I

IPM was honored to hold its Inaugural General Assembly, which took place in Cleveland, Ohio, between October 12-18, 2014. The General Assembly was an opportunity for IPM to celebrate its 40th

The General Assembly model reflects the cutting-edge, international governance structure of IPM and, will deepen IPM’s lived commitment to its Mission, Vision, & Core Values, by:
Honoring the Partnership principle central to IPM’s programmatic initiatives Strengthening the bilateral and multi-lateral sharing that has become the hallmark of IPM’s Regional Conference model Enhancing its shared commitment to indigenization and interfaith collaboration Strengthening IPM’s existing strategic planning process IPM’s Inaugural General Assembly comprised of a series of public luncheon and dinner events. Recognized experts and panel respondents in an area of programmatic interest to IPM and our Northeast Ohio partners gave presentations each day of the Assembly. In hosting them, IPM is partnered with local universities and high schools, like-minded non-profit organizations, and philanthropic partners, including Saint Ignatius High School, Notre Dame College and the City Club.

IPM’s 2014 Namaste! One Night for One World and 13th Annual Awards presentation took place on Friday, October 17. Rick Steves delivered the Friday Forum at the Cleveland City Club as part of IPM’s General Assembly. Steves also participated in public conversations that evening at the Breen Center for Performing Arts at Saint Ignatius High School, moderated by Dan Moulthrop of the City Club.

Speakers and panel participants included:
Meran Chang Rogers, GALA
Priscilla D’Costa, SND, Sofia High School, Bangalore, India
Rodrigo de Castro Amédée Péret, Pastoral Land Commission, Uberlandia, Brazil
Anthony Dowell, World Food Programme, Rome, Italy
Jay Friedlander, College of the Atlantic, ME
Hillary Kazoora, Watoto Wa Lwanga, Nairobi, Kenya
J. Clinton McCann, Eden Theological Seminary, MO
Jay McNally, founder of Ibis Consulting—a Pittney Bowes Company
Randell McShepard, RPM International Inc.
Paul Neundorfer, The Refugee Response
Dorothy Nyongo’o, African Cancer Foundation & Mother of Oscar Winning Actress Lupita Nyong’o
Judith Ranger Smith, The Singing for Change Foundation, SC
Joy Roller, Global Cleveland
Rick Steves, Public Broadcasting Personality and author of Travel as a Political Act

International General Assembly II

IPM is honored to hold its II International General Assembly in Cleveland, Ohio, between October 8-12, 2018. The International General Assembly is an opportunity for IPM to celebrate its 44th anniversary.

The International General Assembly substituted for IPM’s former three year cycle Strategic Planning Retreat and Related regional Conferences. The International General Assembly included a core group of 40 stakeholders from IPM’s international constituencies—including people from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, India, Italy, Kenya, Nepal,  Nicaragua, Uganda, and across the USA.

The participants came together to deepen and broaden the indigenization of all aspects of IPM’s governance, operations, and programs. In addition, the Assembly concluded with the creation and adoption of a new Mission Statement alongside new multi-year Strategic and Operating Plans.

The International General Assembly model reflects the cutting-edge, international governance structure of IPM and, will deepen IPM’s lived commitment to its Mission, Vision, & Core Values, by:

  1. Honoring the Partnership principle central to IPM’s programmatic initiatives
  2. Strengthening the bilateral and multi-lateral sharing that has become the hallmark of IPM’s Regional Conference model
  3. Enhancing its shared commitment to indigenization and interfaith collaboration
  4. Strengthening IPM’s existing strategic planning process

Immersion: One Night for One World 2018

A Cultural Celebration to benefit IPM

Please join us for an incredible evening to celebrate IPM’s life-changing work across borders of culture, faith, and economic circumstance with children, women, and youth nurturing justice, peace, & hope in our world. Tickets include eclectic food, music, dancing, handcrafted cocktails, & a fabulous silent auction.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

5:30 PM ~ VIP Patron Reception with IPM’s Project Partners from around the world. 
6:00-9:00 PM ~ Ariel International Center, 1163 East 40th Street, Cleveland, OH

EXPERIENCE . . . ONE NIGHT FOR ONE WORLD Meet IPM’s Project Partners from more than 10 countries including Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, India, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Uganda, & the U.S.A. Discover our unique Immersion Experience travel opportunities. Partner to bring justice, peace, and hope to children, women, and youth in our world.

2018 HONOREES

Presentation of the David N. Westcott Outstanding Volunteer Award to: Douglas C. Horner

Presentation of the Kathleen T. Mink Project Partner Award to: Patronato Lidia Coggiola , EL SALVADOR

RSVP by Thursday, October 11, 2018

For online tickets or more information, please click here or call +1.216.932.4082

Immersion: One Night for One World 2019

One Night for One World … Join us in Celebrating Northeast Ohio’s Commitment to Global Partnerships Building Justice, Peace, & Hope Around the World. March 8th, 2019 6pm – 9pm

Please join us for One Night for One World benefit in celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Ariel International Center (located at 1163 East 40th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114). Hosted by a volunteer committee of Cleveland’s corporate and community leaders, this annual event is held in celebration of the amazing and life-sustaining work of IPM’s more than 50 community-based projects in 20 countries across the globe. Join IPM for an incredible evening of cultural celebration to benefit IPM’s life-changing work across borders of culture, faith, and economic circumstance with children, women, and youth to nurture justice, peace, & hope in our world.

Enjoy a fabulous evening of international cuisine, local vendors, live music, live performances, open bar with wine and craft cocktails, silent auction & other entertainment all included in the price of admission!

Guests will enjoy Ariel International Center’s breathtaking view of Cleveland’s beautiful lakefront city skyline, and have the opportunity to learn about IPM’s remarkable Project Partners from more than 10 countries including Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, India, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Uganda, & the USA.

Join the party as we celebrate IPM’s 45th Anniversary and come together as Northeast Ohio’s IPM Family in our work for social justice and ensuring that IPM remains one ray of hope-inspiring and shaping our world.

NEW! This year IPM is proud to debut a pre-event panel highlighting diverse women from Northeast Ohio from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The panel will be moderated by Marcia Moreno, CEO of AmMore LLC., the first Cleveland based company dedicated to helping organizations diversify their workforce by creating strategies to attract, recruit and retain Latinx talent to thrive and succeed in Greater Cleveland. The invited panelist include Lucia Gutierrez, founder of Echeri International, Shemariah Arki, Founder of the Ellipsis Institute for Women of Color, Cynthia Connelly, Development Director for Ohio Policy Matters, and Swathi Twaddell, founder of Cleveland Bollywood.

RSVP with Selina directly at spagan@ipmconnect.org.

Since our founding in 1974, IPM has partnered with children, women, and youth around the world to create partnerships that build justice, peace, and hope. Over the years, IPM has helped implement more than 350 life-affirming Project Partner initiatives across five continents, impacting the lives of some 60,000 of the world’s most impoverished and marginalized individuals annually. All of IPM’s Projects work to promote education, community building, healthcare, and sustainable development to empower individuals and their communities while providing support and encouraging social and environmental justice.

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