National Multi-subject Testing for Ukrainian graduates was held in the USA
On August 17, 2022, an additional National Multi-Subject Testing (NMT) session was held in the city of Sacramento, California, USA. It is a Ukrainian government exam for Ukrainian school graduates. Those who have found temporary asylum in the United States, but have plans to enter higher educational institutions in Ukraine, had a chance to take the test here. Because of the war, many Ukrainian school graduates fled to European countries and the USA. The Ukrainian Ministry of Education organized temporary testing centers abroad for students who want to take the NMT. All the main sessions were mostly held in European countries, so students living in America were worried about whether they needed to travel to Europe to participate in the NMT. But it was decided to hold additional sessions in a number of other countries. In the United States, this feature was only available in two cities - Sacramento and New York. In Sacramento, the testing center was organized at the Ukrainian American House headquarters with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine and the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco. The testing took place for two hours according to the clear instructions of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Ukraine and under the supervision of partner organizations: the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco, the non-profit organization Ukrainian American House, the Ukrainian Center for the Evaluation of the Quality of Education, the humanitarian fund "Leleka" and the Ukrainian Heritage School. During the exam, the graduates were tested on their knowledge of 3 disciplines at the same time: mathematics, the Ukrainian language, and the history of Ukraine. The Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco, Dmytro Kushniruk, and the Head of the Ukrainian American House, Vlad Skots, came to congratulate the students and their families. Graduates had the opportunity to communicate with their peers and meet with representatives of the diaspora and community leaders.
Ukrainian Fair 2021: Festival of Ukrainian CultureTo celebrate this important date of 30 years of Independence of Ukraine, the Ukrainian American House organized an all-day festival filled with fun activities for the whole family! Together with those of the same mission, aiming to unite people, businesses, and organizations from around the world to stand for victory and support Ukraine, meanwhile celebrating its independence, values, and traditions which it was founded upon. UA House's mission is to introduce Ukraine’s diverse culture to our American and Slavic communities and help those affected by the war financially, emotionally, and spiritually. This all-day event will feature live entertainment, special guests, an array of activities for children, contests, traditional Ukrainian food, Ukrainian gifts, souvenirs, and services provided by various local and national businesses. The evening concert featured well-known bands and solo performers. All those present at the festival could enjoy a society of talented people, government officials, and social leaders. Special guests of the event were Bg. Timothy L. Rieger from the National Guard, Sacramento Chief Deputy James Barnes, and Evangelist George Davidyuk. Also, UA House specially invited guests from Ukraine, such as the Former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Oleksiy Honcharuk, and the National Artist of Ukraine, Anatoliy Matviychuk. It is hard to describe in words how important and solemn this day of celebration of Independence is. After all, it’s not just the anniversary of the state, not just Independence Day of Ukraine; it’s also an occasion for fellow citizens to gather together, talk, and remember their traditions.
UA House in Sheraton Grand Hotel hosted Business Network BanquetUkrainian American House organized networking events to gather and engage people and build solid and worthy bilateral relationships between Ukraine’s and US governments and businesses. Inspired Networking Dinner, organized by UA House, offered senior business executives and the US and Ukraine government officials an opportunity to relax beyond their daily responsibilities and enjoy networking and building relationships with like-minded peers and leading solution-providers, seeking to increase awareness of business and networking opportunities between Ukraine and America. Attendees enjoyed fine dining in the luxurious city hotspot Sheraton Grand Sacramento, facilitating a moderated conversation with business professionals and politicians. Leadership Recognition and Business Network Banquet had a pre-planned key theme with discussion points, supporting business professionals in today's Ukraine environment. On this day, many important topics were brought up by the attendees: Innovative Diplomacy: Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO; National Guard Ukraine & California partnership: Bg. Timothy L. Rieger California National Guard; Legislative Advocacy: State Senator Shannon Grove; Economic Development: Ruslan Zinurov, Chief Executive Officer at Allrise Capital; Education Development: Roman Sheremeta, Associate Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University; International Partnership: Pavlo Unguryan, Member of Ukrainian Parliament; Spiritual Care: George Davidiuk, Evangelist; Community Commitment: Vadym Dashkevich, pastor. Also addressed the audience with the speech following guests: Oleksandr Tretiak, Mayor of Rivne, Oleksiy Honcharuk, Former Prime Minister of Ukraine, and Chief Deputy James Barnes.