Mexican Cultural Center

Source: Mexican Cultural Center Description:  The Mexican Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization, produces Philadelphia’s official annual Mexican Independence Day Festival each September at Penn’s Landing. The MCC celebrates and promotes Mexican culture through annual programming including Cinco De Mayo and Día de los Muertos events.  The Center offers speakers on Mexican history, culture and traditions,…
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Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia

Source: Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia Description: The Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia provides numerous types of activities and opportunities which all relate to Japanese culture and history, and also to the history of the relationship between the city of Philadelphia and Japan.  For example, JASGP offers individuals, families, teachers, and students the chance to…
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Independence Seaport Museum

Source: Independence Seaport Museum Description: This museum, situated on the Delaware River in center city Philadelphia, offers a very wide range of services and opportunities including exhibits at the site and online, archival collections for scholarly research, a boat shop which has water projects and apprentice programs, a webcam to watch ongoing projects, a summer…
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Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Source: Historic Philadelphia, Inc. Description: This non-profit organization offers numerous activities in the areas of Independence Hall and Valley Forge for families, teachers, and students all related to the American Revolution and new nation era.  These opportunities include tours of the Betsy Ross House and Franklin Square, as well as “Once Upon a Nation” storytelling,…
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Dialogue Institute at Temple University

Source: Dialogue Institute at Temple University Description: The Dialogue Institute (DI), a non-profit organization based at Temple University, works to transform the world into a global community by fostering interreligious and intercultural scholarship, understanding and cooperation.  The DI trains religious, civic and academic leaders in practicing the skills of respectful dialogue and critical thinking, building…
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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Source: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Description: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a museum and art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1805 and is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States.  PAFA’s museum has collections of 19th- and 20th-century American fine arts…
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Council for European Studies

Source: Columbia University Description: The Council for European Studies (CES) is headquartered at Columbia University in New York City.  Its goal is to produce, support, and recognize outstanding, multi-disciplinary research on Europe through a wide range of programs and initiatives.  These opportunities include fellowships, grants, publications, awards, conferences and meetings, public lectures and symposia, as…
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Confucius Institute of Temple University

Source: Temple University Description: Temple University, Zhejiang Normal University, and Confucius Institute International all sponsor CITU, and it is situated at Temple University.  CITU offers students tutoring in Chinese, grants for graduate level research and study in China, grants for translation and publication of Chinese texts, and tea time for conversation in Chinese.  CITU also…
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Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Source: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Description: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers is a contemporary “zen-inspired” dance company that offers open Tai Chi classes and several types of dance instruction such as zumba and gyrokinesis.  There is also a performance series.  Especially noteworthy is Kun-Yang Lin’s community outreach effort through offering CHI Dance assemblies and workshops for students in K-12 grades.…
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