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2014-2015 PPHC Volunteers

The following is a list of volunteers that make up the 2014-2015 Philadelphia Portuguese Heritage Commission.

Victor Carrico

I was born in Lisbon, Portugal and arrived in the city of Philadelphia back in December of 1974. I Graduated from Frankford HS and studied at Temple University where I earned my BA in psychology. Since 1985 I have been continuously involved in the Portuguese Community, volunteering my services and time to a large majority of Portuguese organizations here residing. The importance of our culture, language and history defines who we are. The importance of our rich history and heritage, its promotion and its awareness, has been my principal goal. The proud day finally came, back in 1993 when we as a "whole", celebrated our first Portuguese Heritage Festival at the magnificent and deserving stage of Penn's Landing.
Joao Tavares
Joe Cruz
Gisela Cruz
Diogo Santos
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I was born in Portugal, but I came to the USA at a very early age when my parents immigrated in 1974 and settled in lovely Philadelphia. Today, I still live in the Delaware Valley, and am very proud to say that I am a Portuguese-American from Philadelphia. I have a degree in Computer Science, and currently manage a global team of Technology Engineers for one of the largest Law Firms in the world. I am very excited about having the opportunity, although in a limited capacity, to serve my community once again this year.

I am as proud of my Portuguese Heritage as I am to be an American.

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