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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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 Arcadia University School of Global Business develops socially responsible decision-makers committed to ethical and sustainable business practices through a comprehensive curriculum and experiential learning environment.
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.
The Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia (CCAP) is the oldest consular organization in the country and today our Members represent 71 countries around the world.
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.
Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association is a nonprofit member organization committed to increasing diversity in media. AAJA’s mission is to support and advance AAJA journalists while serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.   
Founded in 1987, the Asian American Women’s Coalition (AAWC) is an nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing Asian American women through leadership and mutual support. By providing various support programs, they strive to bring a voice to Asian American interests and increase cultural diversity awareness. 
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.
Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha for Everyone (APM) is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development non-profit organization helping Philadelphia area families achieve their full potential in life.
AID Inc is a non-profit organization that brings together volunteers and aims to empower the poor and the needy in India through projects in literacy, health care, rural development and women's empowerment in all the regions of India. AID currently has 41 volunteer-run chapters across the US, funding and supporting 100's of projects and major programs in India. AID Philadelphia was born on September 13, 2003. AID Philadelphia volunteers meet at the University of Pennsylvania campus in the University City campus in Philadelphia fortnightly on Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by them, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with their innovative business services, ASTM standards enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use – from the toy in a child’s hand to the aircraft overhead. Working across borders, disciplines and industries ASTM harnesses the expertise of over 30,000 members to create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services.
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B’nai B’rith International is a staunch defender of the State of Israel, advocates for global Jewry and champions the cause of human rights. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in combatting anti-Semitism, promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a leader in disaster relief and assisting communities in crisis, a provider of safe and affordable housing for low-income older adults and a tireless advocate on behalf of seniors.
BigPictureSmallWorld Inc. is dedicated to providing quality educational, training, and consulting programs that inform, inspire and empower. BigPicture works with schools, colleges, corporations, and organizations around the world seeking to motivate and excite students, executives, and others about the wonders and challenges of the global predicament and how each person can participate in shaping the world to match core values. BigPicture uses simulations, games, web movies, lectures, assemblies, teacher development, consulting, books, and curriculum materials toward this purpose.
BPSOS is a national Vietnamese-American community-based organization with the mission to "empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity.
Since its establishment in 2001, the Bridgette Mayer Gallery has represented and exhibited artists whose work displays the variety and genius of contemporary art now being created in the US.
Founded in 1991, the British American Business Council (BABC) of Greater Philadelphia serves to promote increased trade and investment between the UK and Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. The council facilitates social and commercial interaction for the benefit of the individual, the corporation and the region in which we operate. Located in Center City Philadelphia, the BABC is an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is supported by major businesses in the region. Currently, the BABC has a membership of over 250 companies and individuals that have businesses in the region.
CAIR-Philadelphia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding of Islam in the Philadelphia area. According to their website, they are the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization in the United States.
Started in 2015, Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE) is a community service and nonprofit organization that highlights Cambodian American culture through dance. According to their website, they seek to foster a group of individuals who use art as activism to foster power in eachother and in their communties.