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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Quaker principles and practice continue to guide William Penn Charter School, a Friends school founded in 1689. Within a school community that honors difference, they seek that of God in each person.
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance. 
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) was founded on one clear mission: To provide a world-class portfolio of services that enhances international trade growth and leads the Greater Philadelphia region to economic prosperity. The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) provides a world-class portfolio of international trade services and key global connections to help the region’s companies succeed in global markets, expanding the economic growth of the region as a whole. 
The Mission of Young Caribbean Professional Network (YCPN) is to create access to education and economic opportunities for students and young professionals in the global market place.
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For nearly 200 years, the Academy has carried out its mission to encourage and cultivate the sciences, exploring the remarkable diversity of our natural world and sharing these discoveries with the public through innovative exhibits, publications and educational programming.
The mission of the African-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware is to provide substantive support in advocating, developing, and promoting Black-owned businesses in both public and private sector forums. 
The African & Caribbean Business Council (ACBC), a Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation headquartered in Philadelphia, was founded in 2006 with the mission of promoting & preserving the business interests of African and Caribbean entrepreneurs in the Greater Philadelphia area while bridging the cultural divide between member countries and the larger community through education and the encouragement of mutual tolerance.
Aid for the Children of Liberia (ACL), 501(c) (3), established in 2006, is a charity organization, dedicated to promoting child development by providing an opportunity for war affected and vulnerable children to have access to primary education, health, food, clothes, books, and a caring environment where their confidence, sense of belonging, self esteem and hope for the future can be restored. 
The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center is Penn's resource for enhancing student's intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy.
The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC), Central Atlantic Region, established in 1987, is an independent, member-based, not-for-profit network of business professionals who share an interest in furthering business relationships among each other and between the Greater Philadelphia Region and Israel. Our offices are located in Philadelphia, and we serve constituents in Southeastern PA, the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Israel.
It was 1956 when a violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the new Italian consul general discovered a mutual love of 18th century Italian chamber music, and from their impulse to share Italian music and culture, the America-Italy Society was born.
The American Swedish Historical Museum, located in the FDR Park, was founded in Philadelphia in 1926 to celebrate Swedish culture and contributions in the United States. The building includes 12 galleries covering history, art, science, literature and design from the Viking age to contemporary Swedish society.
For 25 years, Harvey C. Sacks owned an international trade consulting firm. While he is currently a comprehensive and holisitic financial planner and investment advisor, he tries to remain involved in multicultural activities.
A vibrant, engaged campus revolves around the historic Grey Towers Castle and the new Commons student center. Arcadia is Philadelphia's global university and a pioneer in international education. Arcadia is a top-ranked private university offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. More than 4,000 students choose from among 80 fields of study. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top tier of regional universities in the North.
The mission of the Office of Career Education is to educate and create connections for the Arcadia University community in order to facilitate the holistic career development of undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni.
ARTZ Philadelphia is opening doors to people living with dementia. Looking at art together, talking about art together and making art together is building creative community and making memories together.
Creating community through the power of art Connecting cultural expression and social change, Asian Arts Initiative uses art as a vehicle to explore the experiences of Asian Americans and the diverse communities of which we are a part. Located in Philadelphia’s burgeoning Chinatown North neighborhood, Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center offering exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, youth workshops, and a community gathering space. Here, all people — across experience and skill levels, age, race, and class backgrounds — can view and create art that reflects our lives, as well as think critically and creatively about the future we want to build for our communities.   Asian Arts Initiative is a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context, and  imagines and effects positive community change.