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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  Mission & Core Values Leaders of of any dynamic and evolving organization regularly undertake self-evaluation. As part of the recent strategic planning process and as a first step in the Middle States self-study, the boards of Girard College have approved a revision to the school’s mission statement:
 Glencairn, built between 1928 and 1939 in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, was once the home of Raymond and Mildred (Glenn) Pitcairn and their children. The building now serves as a museum of religious art and history. Glencairn Museum invites a diverse audience to engage with religious beliefs and practices, past and present, by exploring art, artifacts, and other cultural expressions of faith. 
Global Citizen is non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, community volunteering, civic responsibility, and sustained active citizenship among diverse groups, particularly young people. Global Citizen promotes democracy building, voter education and participation, locally and globally. We bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to build diverse partnerships through serving others, thus realizing how much more we have in common than our difference.
Founded in 2007, GEEO is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps and encourages educators to travel abroad. GEEO runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers. Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 24 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.
The Global Health Programs Office (GHP) at PennMed was launched by the School of Medicine in 2004, in response to requests from Penn's medical students who had formed a global health interest group. Since its initiation, the program has grown in a stepwise fashion, with the participation of programs and faculty from many departments. For convenience, global health activities may be divided into three major rubrics: (i) Education and Training; (ii) Research; (iii) Service and Clinical Programs.
The Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (GVRCC) represents and serves the business community of Great Valley located along the Route 202 Corridor from King of Prussia to Exton. We support and promote business and economic development in Great Valley making this region an ideal area to live, work and invest.
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GNPPC) brings small and large businesses together to network, develop and improve business relationships. The Chamber represents business and professional interests before elected bodies, serves as a catalyst for growth and promotes the area's residential and commercial assets. The Chamber provides its members with group health and dental insurance.
The GPCC is the premier advocate of the region’s business community, representing members in 11 counties across three states with one voice. The Chamber is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
Our Mission The Greater Philadelphia Extracurricular Collaborative’s (GPEC) mission is to support improved social, academic, physical, and behavioral outcomes for children, by working with a broad coalition of critical stakeholders to improve the quality and reach of the out-of-school time and extracurricular ecosystem in the Greater Philadelphia region.  Our multidimensional effort incorporates education supplements, workforce development, and family support so that children reap benefits across every part of their lives.
  The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the advancement and economic growth of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the greater Philadelphia region. We accomplish this through educational programs, and a broad range of services and special events.
Greater Philadelphia United Chinese American Chamber of Commerce (GPUCACC) is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to unite Chinese-American businesspeople and other professionals, in striving for improved social and economical welfare and improving cooperation and friendship between the Chinese American community and other communities in the United States. 
Haverford is one of America's leading liberal arts colleges, a close-knit intellectual community that combines the Quaker values of dignity, tolerance and respect with a rigorous academic program.
The Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) fulfills its mission to integrate "innovative scholarship and responsible civic engagement around contemporary issues of global significance" by sponsoring and supporting a broad menu of programs.
Ikatu International is a non-profit organization focused on leveraging markest to create employment opportunities for the world’s youth population. Ikatu identifies gaps within current youth employment efforts, strategically models and implements solutions that leverage the staff's blended value experience (economic, social, and environmental), and creates significant impact measurements that drive dialogue on transparency and accountability. Ikatu International aspires to enable self sufficiency, teach life and social skills, and create building blocks for future generations by connecting youth to economic opportunity.
Founded in 1982, the Indochinese American Council (IAC) is a grassroots, community-based neighborhood organization for immigrants, refugees, and other minorities (African-American, African, Hispanic, Caribbean, Asian, European, etc.).
Intercultural Journeys seeks to promote understanding in pursuit of peace among people of diverse faiths and conflicting cultures through dialogue and the presentation of world-class performances in music, dance, the spoken word, and other art forms.
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 Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Inc. (IABCN) is a nonpartisan business organization promoting the interests of its members and the development of economic and educational relationships between the United States, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.