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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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.
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.
Our church is a house of prayer for all people. A community that works to be progressive in belief and inclusive in practice.
Citizen Diplomacy International connects the international community and the people of Philadelphia, one person and one new friendship at a time.  We showcase the best of our region through international business, educational and cultural exchanges.  Through personal interactions, we promote mutual respect and understanding. As citizen diplomats, we believe that personal interactions, from business meetings to shared meals, have an impact on how the United States is viewed around the world. We strive to create a friendly and welcoming environment that encourages open discussion and fosters the mutual understanding that we hope will lead to a more peaceful and prosperous world.
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. 
A noble vision. A bold future. Pennsylvania was founded as a commonwealth for the common good. It has become the ideological compass for our American values of freedom tolerance, and individual rights. Today, Pennsylvania continues to lead the way for successful businesses and communities with innovation, imagination, and our legendary can-do spirit. It’s truly a state where you can Work Smart. Live Happy.
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through their doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of their degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region.
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 (CCAP) is the oldest consular organization in the country and today our 75 Members represent countries from around the world.
The Council for European Studies is an independent and non-partisan, not-for-profit organization hosted at Columbia University by the European & Harriman Institutes.
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
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.
Drexel University’s Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages builds on a foundation of teaching, experiential learning and collaboration across diverse disciplines in the humanities, natural and social sciences. Global Studies majors receive both depth —through one concentration and one language minor— and breadth —through a wide range of classes they can choose from at the university.
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.
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone.
Founded in 1909, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to ensuring the region's prosperity through analysis and action. We bring together established and emerging leaders to understand the region's challenges and work toward innovative solutions.
Eisenhower Fellowships identifies, empowers and links emerging leaders from around the world, helping them to achieve consequential outcomes across sectors and borders. EF provides a transformational experience leading to lifetime engagement in a global network, where dialogue and collaboration make the world more prosperous, just and peaceful.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy believes in the power of open spaces and the importance of nature to urban communities.
For more than 200 years, the Fairmount Water Works has told the story of our connection with water. It operated as a pumping station from 1815 to 1909, an aquarium from 1911 to 1962, as the Kelly Natatorium until 1972, and today serves as Philadelphia Water's public education destination, housing an award-winning urban environmental education center.