Organizations

The Philadelphia region is home to hundreds of non-profit organizations, civic and professional associations, and public agencies dedicated to connecting the region to the rest of the world and enhancing its international reputation.  

Whether it's an international development agency working on behalf of women's rights in Afghanistan or teaching sustainable agricultural techniques in Africa, an association of citizens organized in support of the goals of the United Nations, a chapter of the International Visitors Council dedicated to citizen diplomacy, or a chamber of commerce focused on promoting business ties with South America, you can find it here.  

 

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 (GPA member organizations appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-member organizations in alphabetical order.)

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Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through their doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of their degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region.
 Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is dedicated to presenting and teaching Arab culture through the arts and language. “Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” offers structured exposure to the language, art, architecture, music, dance, literature, and natural environment of the Arab world. Al-Bustan promotes cross-cultural understanding among youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds through artistic and educational programs. Al-Bustan supports the pursuit and affirmation of Arab American cultural identity, while playing a constructive civic role within broader American society.
The Alliance Française de Philadelphie is non-profit organization which promotes French language and culture by offering French classes and organizing cultural events.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.
Dedicated to promoting Free Speech and The Spoken Word since 1983, American INSIGHT introduces its new Free Speech Film Festival. The Free Speech Film Festival connects new voices around the globe, and provides an outlet for filmmakers and the general public to discuss where Free Speech came from, and what it means today.
For more than a century, AJC has been the leading global Jewish advocacy organization.
American Paradigm Schools' mission is to establish educational excellence by managing and supporting collaborative school communities, while striving to eliminate the achievement gap. Our mission is to create positive blueprints and to build strong organizations in partnership with communities and stakeholders.
Do you want to change the world? Are you interested in developing the full range of your peacebuilding abilities? Are you full of ideas and driven by a desire to be part of a worldwide movement to bring about sustainable peace? This program is designed for social change entrepreneurs who want to find creative solutions to tough local and global problems.
The Arcadia University School of Global Business develops socially responsible decision-makers committed to ethical and sustainable business practices through a comprehensive curriculum and experiential learning environment.
A thriving creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, contributes to the economic prosperity and quality of life of Greater Philadelphia. Our creative sector is strengthened with capacity-building services provided by the business, legal & technology communities, while business professionals learn new approaches to creativity, leadership and innovation by working with the creative sector.
 Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public to join actively in the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia and participate in historical, literary and educational activities.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA
  The Berlitz Learning Center in Philadelphia offers innovative language classes in a variety of formats—in person and online—as well as global leadership training and cross-cultural solutions for individuals and organizations. Learn Spanish, study English as a second language or study French, German or another language for personal enrichment or professional advancement.
This organization aims to promote Brazilian culture, history and contemporary issues to Philadelphia. Bringing Brazil to you!
Campus Philly is a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region. 
The Center for Architecture performs the charitable and educational work of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Philadelphia and serves as the physical home for the Chapter in Center City Philadelphia.
The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary unit composed of faculty members whose teaching and research focus primarily on China, Japan, Korea, and bordering areas. The University of Pennsylvania was one of the first universities in the United States to offer the study of East Asia.  
The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research on the historic and contemporary use of force and diplomacy in a global context. CENFAD is housed within Temple University’s Department of History.