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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Peace Day Philly is a volunteer initiative that promotes local participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”), a worldwide day of ceasefire and non-violence observed annually on September 21. The Peace Day Philly initiative welcomes organizations, neighborhoods, community groups, schools, law enforcement, civic leaders and individuals to participate in this global day by creating and participating in peace and non-violence activities on and around September 21 in the Philadelphia region.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Arab Student Society’s (PASS) goal is to provide our university with an organization geared towards exploring Arab heritage and culture.
The Penn Cultural Heritage Center (Penn CHC) is a research, outreach, and educational center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Penn Medicine is committed to remain a world-leading institution in three equally valued and inter-related missions of patient care, education, and research. The success of these missions requires the integration of the School of Medicine and Health Services and a shared destiny with the University of Pennsylvania. By recruiting and retaining a world-class faculty and staff who strive for excellence, innovation, quality, and professionalism, we will accomplish our missions. Our goal is to be recognized nationally as the most accomplished and respected School of Medicine and Health System.  
In concert with the Penn Humanities Forum, Penn Museum is pleased to present a series of culture documentaries with the theme of people marginal to the societies in which they live. All screenings are free with Museum admission, and take place at the Museum at 33rd and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia.
Penn State Brandywine is a “Big Ten” internationally renowned University offering baccalaureate and associate degrees and certificate programs taught by award-winning faculty.
For over 40 years, the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) has worked to strengthen international education in the Commonwealth. Established in 1969 by a group of Pennsylvania colleges and universities in order to advocate for international education and to support collaborative projects, PaCIE has also provided important professional development and networking opportunities to college and university faculty, administrators and students. 
The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS)’s mission is to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, as well as offering unique and varied programming throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change.
The Oxfam Action Corps is a nonpartisan group of volunteers in more than a dozen US cities campaigning with Oxfam America in the fight against poverty, hunger and social injustice. The current campaign of the Philadelphia Oxfam Action Corps brings awareness to climate change and its impact on poor communities, while also promoting equitable solutions to the crisis.
The Philadelphia Portuguese Heritage Commission (PPHC) was founded by Portuguese-Americans with the sole purpose of building and sustaining awareness of the Portuguese culture, Luso-American businesses and their attributes to the city of Philadelphia. Over 30 years old, the PPHC is the active nucleus in yearly event held at Penn’s Landing, known as the Dia De Portugal (Day of Portugal) driving thousands of Americans and immigrants alike to a day-long event showcasing traditions from the mother country of Portugal and its islands of Madeira and the Azores, and the Community of Portuguese Languange Countries: Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor.
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens site, Zagar's largest artwork, includes a fully tiled indoor space and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia's famous South Street. Open to visitors daily, PMG has become a unique Philadelphia destination, hosting year-round, low-cost public programs within its own distinctive venue and the surrounding community. PMG, a nonprofit organization, inspires creativity and community engagement by educating the public about folk, mosaic, and visionary art.
The Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance (PSA) invites you to participate in our debut fundraiser, “The Top of the Hop,” to be held on Saturday evening, October 19, 2013, top floor of Hopkinson House on Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA. We are planning a wonderful evening of African food and music, with over twenty raffle items that have been donated by Philadelphia businesses and individuals — all overlooking a fantastic view of Center City and the Delaware! PSA is an all-volunteer organization officially established in 2012.
PhilaFLAM is a non-profit organization, initiated and managed by volunteer parents. Professional French speaking teachers offer lessons in French for Francophone children at an affordable price. Lessons are taught in French only. Children can enhance their knowledge of the French language and of French culture through academic courses and fun activities in French.
PhilaPort (formerly Philadelphia Regional Port Authority), an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has as its primary mission the enhancement of water-borne trade and commerce. PhilaPort was created by an act of the Pennsylvania legislature in 1989.
The Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce is an independent organization that promotes the business interests of northeastern Chester County and western Montgomery County as well as parts of Delaware Counties.
Biography of the Photographer, Armond Scavo  I was born in the Italian section of South Philadelphia in June of 1946. (That’s me in the foreground.) My family lived on the same block as or around the corner from my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. Some neighbors on Tree street, the street where I grew up, were as close as family. For a child, the block was like a small Italian village. All of Soth Philly was like this.