AFS Intercultural Programs, a 75 year-old non-profit organization, provides international student exchange programs for foreign exchange students coming to the USA and, also, American students going abroad. AFS-USA( is built and sustained by local Volunteers and Families who are supported by AFS-USA National Staff.AFS-KC brings families and students together to promote insight, mutual respect, and cultural understanding among people throughout the world.AFS opens doors to diverse, global experiences and relationships for our local families and communities. We ...

329 NW Rockhill Lane, Lee's Summit, MO

Member since September 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City works to clear the path to a child's biggest possible future by matching them with a caring, adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. "Bigs" help "Littles" ignite, empower and defend their potential by standing with them. Last year, 100% of the Senior Littles graduated high school, 83% reported improved self esteem and 71% reported improved grades since being matched.

1709 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

A ministry of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas dispenses love and hope to our neighbors in need throughout our 21 county service area. We offer a wide range of specialized programs and services that span from the beginning to life’s end. We help with immediate survival needs including food, clothing and shelter. More than that, we educate, give guidance and provide resources that will result in long-term change. All services provided are based on need — not religion, race or nationality.

9720 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS

Member Since October 2017, Through its commitment to charity and community, Children's Mercy Hospital has been a driving force to improve health conditions for those in the Greater Kansas City area. In 2012, Children's Mercy provided over 120 million dollars of uncompensated care, demonstrating their support for the city. Children's Mercy Hospital has collaborated with the International Relations Council on numerous occasions to provide programming around numerous topics, namely health issues.

2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO

Member Since October 2013,  The CGSC Foundation promotes the development of military leaders of character and competence for ethical service to the nation

100 Stimson Avenue, Suite 1149, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Member since October 2017,  Since 1974, the Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation has fostered cross-cultural activities and exchanges that enrich the citizens of the United States and China.

800 East 51st St, Kansas City, MO

Member Since December 2019, Founded in 1920, The English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU) is a non-profit, educational organization that employs the English language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, teachers and its members.The ESU strives to inspire common bonds—person-to-person, one conversation, one presentation, and one exchange at a time. The ESU carries out its work through a network of more than 60 branches in the U.S. and affiliates in the United Kingdom and 54 other countries, sponsoring a variety ...

4265 Clark Avenue, #215, Kansas City, MO

Member Since January 2018, The Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City was created in 1980 under the direction of Mayor Berkley, brother to the International Relations Council's founder Elliot Berkley, as a vehicle to encourage a better understanding ethnic identity by promoting the preservation of ethnic culture, language, customs, music and folk dance. Its most well known event, the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, is held the third full weekend of August in Swope Park. This event provides our community with the opportunity to share food, music, dance, crafts and culture with each other. ...

4600 E. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO

Member Since May 2021, "38 of education and advocacy with a focus on education, equity, children's human rights and non-discrimination against women, environmental sustainability, non-violence and peace building." MISSIONCultivating global citizenship in the greater Kansas City community through multicultural education.VISIONAn inclusive community of Diversity, Ecology, Equity, and Peace strengthened by education.VALUESEducation provides the sensitivity and understanding that humankind shares the same destiny regardless of nationality, race, religion, or ethnic background.People have the ...

31 W 31st Street, Kansas City, MO

GlobalTies KC has served as the premier connection point and bridge between theHeartland and the world for 70 years by activating citizen diplomacy andrelationship building through exchange. Professional exchanges and localstudent programsprovide an avenue for everyone to access the cultural,professional, and financial opportunities that are present throughperson-to-person global engagement. Global Ties KC is the US Department of State implementing partner for the International Visitor Leadership Program and variety of short term youth and professional exchanges, as well as the founder and ...

30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO

Member Since December 2019, The Jewish Vocational Service was founded in 1949 to help Holocaust survivors and refugees build better lives in the United States. Today, their services extend to refugees in need of help with school or employment. They work to integrate refugees into the community, promote health and wellness, and support self-sufficiency by offering employment services. One of their most popular events in Kansas City is the Global Table benefit, to continue helping the city become a place where all people are welcomed and valued.

4600 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Member Since March 2020, The Kansas City Area Peace Corps Association (KCAPCA), is a social and service organization for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and prospective Peace Corps Volunteers who live in the Greater Kansas City Area. Its mission is to provide volunteer service, promote the Peace Corps and promote international awareness in the Kansas City Area.

14005 S Raintree Dr., Olathe, KS

Member Since March 2022, Mission:The Kansas City Museum preserves, interprets, and celebrates Kansas City through collections, exhibitions, and bold programs that reflect the City's evolution and spirit, and engage visitors in unfolding stories about Kansas City's vibrant history, cultural heritage, and pride.Vision:The Kansas City Museum is a hub of learning, creativity, and collaboration where individuals and communities innovate and inspire engagement and civic unity.Values:Community engagementCollaborationHistoric preservationEducational impactInclusivenessInspiration to creative ...

3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Member since March 2018,  KC Fringe connect audiences, artists, businesses, and civic organizations by attracting diverse people, nurturing artists and strengthening Kansas City through educational, cultural, accessible and affordable events.

P.O. Box 415001, Kansas City, MO