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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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.
Who we are The Center for Intercultural Leadership and Communication (CILC, pronounced “Silk”) is a collaborative organization to affirm the intercultural richness that many students, faculty, and staff bring to our campus. We work to identify, promote, and support Abington College’s diversity and internationalization initiatives, and to communicate these to students, faculty, and the community at large. Diversity, inclusivity, and global perspectives are core parts of our identity at the college, which is noted for its ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse student body and its faculty with a range of expertise in related fields. Our mission is to ensure that these intercultural and global perspectives are reflected in our teaching, research, and scholarly communications on an everyday basis.
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. 
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a large public university system in the United States. It is the tenth-largest university system in the United States and 43rd largest in the world. The system comprises 14 state-owned schools, all of which are NCAA Division II members in most sports by virtue of being members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Several schools also participate in NCAA Division I sports including wrestling and field hockey.
Philadelphia Asian & Queer is a community organization that serves as both a support and social group for Queer Asians in Philadelphia. 
Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists is a member based organization that seeks to build community through Pan- Asian performing arts that otherwise lack economic and artistic support. They do this through programming events, creating performance opportunities, and grassroots organizing. 
The Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association (PDBA) not only has the oldest dragon boat team in the United States, it is also the most decorated team. This organization trains members to become members of the National Team. 
 Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is the spiritual and liturgical home for the 144 congregations that comprise the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. After the ancient pattern of the Church, the Cathedral offers a sacred place where the Diocese may draw together across parish boundaries and divisions of many kinds to worship in the beauty of holiness and to offer the best of ourselves before God. In a defining expression of our historic Anglican identity, Episcopalians gather in their Cathedral to offer thanks and praise to God in prayer and to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As the seat of the Bishop, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral hosts Diocesan liturgies including ordinations and rites of initiation on major feast days, Epiphany, Easter Vigil, and Ascension, and is the frequent site of the Diocesan annual convention.  
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 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.
The Philadelphia Suns is a nonprofit volunteer organization centered around supporting the Asian community in Philadelphia through athletics and community service. 
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 association, initiated and managed by volunteer parents. French-speaking and professional teachers provide French lessons. The program is open to French-speaking children aged 3 to 18 living in the Philadelphia area. Classes are taught exclusively in French, in Allentown, Princeton and Radnor. We do our best to offer these courses at an affordable price for families. Children can deepen their knowledge of the French language and culture through academic lessons 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.