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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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.
CHOP maintains an unparalleled standard of patient care, scientific advances and training for leaders in pediatric medicine worldwide. From our exceptional staff to our premier facilities, we are committed to providing superb care for every child and family who seek our services. Families whose children have complex and challenging illnesses look worldwide for the highest caliber medical care — a journey that brings many to CHOP.
The China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (CPGP) is a non-profit organization that promotes collaboration on public/private cleantech initiatives between Philadelphia and the People’s Republic of China. Its objective is to accelerate job creation, attract investment, and support cleantech business incubation in Greater Philadelphia through strategic linkages to leading Chinese corporate, governmental, and academic organizations. 
Chinatown Learning Center is committed to supporting the Asian-American community of Philadelphia by providing quality bilingual education and care to pre-school children providing quality quality after-school and extra-curricular enrichment programs to school-age children offering resources and support to help parents with limited English proficiency gain access to services that benefit their families.
Citizen Diplomacy is the right - if not the obligation of the individual citizen to be personally engaged in international relations. We serve as the gateway to the greater Philadelphia community for guests of the U.S. Government as well as for individuals and corporations seeking professional connections to the people and institutions of our region.
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States. Philadelphia is known for it's enthusiasm in sports, a great arts scene, so many different types of cuisine to choose from, unique architecture, and so much more. 
Connelly Foundation seeks to foster learning and to improve the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Foundation supports local non-profit organizations in the fields of education, health and human services, arts and culture and civic enterprise.
The Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia is the oldest association of foreign Consuls in the United States, encompassing representatives from 32 countries from around the globe.
The mission of the Council for European Studies (CES) is to produce, support, and recognize outstanding, multi-disciplinary research on Europe through a wide range of programs and initiatives.
The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.
Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 50 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development. DVRPC provides planning analysis, data collection, and mapping services. DVRPC collects a variety of population and employment data for the 9-county Greater Philadelphia region, including publishing several reports about immigrants and immigration. DVRPC has also organized several events as part of GlobalPhilly. For more information about DVRPC's immigration publications and events, visit http://www.dvrpc.org/immigration/.
The Dialogue Institute (DI), based at Temple University, works to transform the world into a global community by fostering interreligious and intercultural scholarship, understanding and cooperation. A nonprofit organization founded in 1978, the DI trains religious, civic and academic leaders in practicing the skills of respectful dialogue and critical thinking, building and sustaining transformative relationships across lines of religion and culture. It provides resources and creates networks for intra- and interreligious scholarship and action that value difference and foster human dignity.
Dolce Suono Ensemble, founded by world-renowned flutist and Yamaha Performing Artist Mimi Stillman, has captivated audiences since its inception in 2005. Dolce Suono Ensemble has been widely acclaimed by the media for its innovative and dynamic programming of repertoire spanning Baroque to new music (44 world premieres in 11 seasons), and was Chamber Music America's featured American Ensemble.
Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management houses three outstanding departments; the departments of Sport Management, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts & Food Science. 
The IAS Program at Drexel University promotes an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and interactive approach to international studies.With our dedication to modern language education and experiential learning, we prepare students to meet the challenges of 21st Century. Recognizing new directions in the ways in which global problems are being defined and approached today, we have decided to enhance our traditional area studies program with thematic concentrations.
Under the leadership of Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, The Office of International Programs, brings leadership, strategic coordination, and institutional structure to the global dimension of Drexel University. The OIP facilitates multidisciplinary international programs across the university by bringing together stakeholders in a Council of International Programs. It enhances the international education of Drexel’s colleges and other academic units through partnerships with carefully selected international universities, and promotes global awareness and visibility through a Global Research and Academic Network (GRAND), International Travel Awards for faculty and graduate students, and student programming.