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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Global Water Alliance (formally The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative) is a group of interested organizations and individuals committed to helping to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for water/sanitation throughout the world.
Gphomestay provides residential solutions for international students living in the United States. Their trained staff is committed to connecting ambitious international students with dedicated American host families who will provide accommodations that are not only safe, but enhance the students’ holistic American experience.
The GPCA is the region's premier leadership, advocacy, and audience development organization for arts and culture.
With a tradition of horticulture going back 300 years, Philadelphia is America’s Garden Capital.  
Gwynedd Mercy University, one of 16 Sisters of Mercy colleges and universities in the United States, is rooted in service and the liberal arts.  At GMercyU, you can choose from more than 40 academic programs and enjoy a vibrant student life on our private 160-acre campus close to Philadelphia, one of the largest (and best!) cities on the east coast. Here, traditional college-aged and adult students will find a caring and supportive environment, and a deep commitment to making a difference - for ourselves and for others.
The Harmony for Peace Foundation, www.harmonyforpeace.org, seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding through the arts, in particular music, serving as a bridge among nations to promote mutual respect and a common path to world peace. Through performances, exhibitions, events and advocacy they stand for a united voice of reason against nuclear proliferation across the globe.
HIAS Pennsylvania, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, is committed to the Jewish prinicple of welcoming the stranger. They work to welcome immigrants to the community and ensure that they are safe and that their rights are respected. Among the programs HIAS offers to immigrants are legal counseling and representation, social services including citizenship and refugee resettlement, and immigration-related advocacy and education.
Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items.
T he Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University provides innovative leadership, applied management and cross-cultural learning experiences.
Independence Charter School (ICS) is a community-oriented public K-8 charter school located in Center City Philadelphia.
The Independence Seaport Museum (formerly the Philadelphia Maritime Museum) is a museum dedicated to the maritime history of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley. It is located in the Penn's Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. The museum was founded in 1961 and boasts a diverse range of  exhibits, attractions, and resources.
The Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia advances mutual trust, understanding, and cooperation among faith communities, in order to work together for the common good of the region.
Founded in 1910, International House Philadelphia (IHP) is an independent, international, non-profit organization housing nearly 400 students, scholars and interns from over 65 countries.  International House Philadelphia works to provide its residents, and the surrounding community of Philadelphia with fresh and fun events, while promoting cultural awareness, diversity and cooperation.
International Montessori Schools strive to be leaders in innovative child education by providing exceptional Montessori programs that develop self-confident, independent and eager learners who are challenged to seek and achieve their full potential. Their schools strive to: Nurture enduring respect, grace and gratitude Stimulate academic curiosity and lifelong passion for learning Inspire renaissance thinking Strengthen global community and cultural understanding Kindle a sense of stewardship of the world  
Opera that Moves! The mission of the International Opera Theater is to fully and fearlessly explore, engage, and unify the self and all of humankind through the processes of artistic expression and the development of high-quality theatrical performances.
Since its inception in 1991, the IABCN has been instrumental in exposing its members to the numerous business opportunities available overseas; and has facilitated many ventures among members and between its members and their European counterparts.
The JASGP mission is to bring the peoples of Japan and United States closer together in understanding, appreciation and cooperation by promoting and encouraging a better understanding of the business, cultural, social, educational and political practices and customs of Japan and the United States. Established in 1994, the is an association of individuals, corporations and organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region.
The Keswick Theatre first opened its doors on Christmas Night, 1928. Nationally recognized as the most comfortable, acoustically perfect listening room in the entire Philadelphia market, the Keswick was designed by acclaimed architect Horace Trumbauer (who also created the Philadelphia Museum of Art!).
We believe that culture engages and inspires people to transcend boundaries. The connecting power of culture is essential for creating open, inclusice and multi-cultural societies, and as such is invaluable for building Asian-American.