Kansas City International Directory
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Kansas City is home to countless organizations with a global focus or international operations, including the IRC, and we love how connecting organizations can result in valuable ideas and impact no organization would be able to produce alone. To help connect international organizations in the area, the IRC is proud to offer this growing directory.

We invite area organizations, universities, K-12 school programs, arts groups, ethnic/cultural groups, religious groups, libraries and museums, and government agencies with international connections or interests to share their information with us to be included in this directory. To get started, please complete this form ». If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Matthew ».

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AFS Kansas City »
AFS is one of the most recognized intercultural foreign exchange organizations recognized by the US Department of State and educators. We promote peace, understanding, tolerance and acceptance through our hosting and study abroad programs. AFS is volunteer driven and we are always looking for volunteers to support our placements. AFS has over 90 international partners who welcome American students who want to study abroad and we welcome students from our partner countries. Our focus is to promote world peace and teach/learn about other cultures.
Contact Information: 913-216-2672 • kmaricle@afsusa.org »


Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City »
The Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote justice, equality and opportunity for Asian Americans, and to foster professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy and community involvement in the metropolitan Kansas City area. Our membership reflects all aspects of Kansas City’s Asian legal community. In coordinating social events, continuing legal education seminars, pro bono representation and volunteer opportunities, AABAKC promotes Asian American involvement in the legal profession and addresses the needs of Kansas City’s Asian American community.
Contact Information: 900 W. 48th Place, Suite 900, Kansas City, MO 64112 • 816-360-4118 • hthomas@polsinelli.com »


Baraza African Cultures Center »
While we support the African Diaspora in the KC metro as well as communities in Africa, our mission is driven by offering training in Diversity & Inclusion, Cultural Proficiency, Doing Business in Africa, African Cultures and extensive programming with and about Refugees. We work extensively with various cultural and international organizations in Kansas City – pushing the local global treasures in KC. In addition, we are a driver of development projects in Africa – especially in the more marginalized communities.
Contact Information: 9324 Swarner Drive, Lenexa, KS 66219 • 913-753-6477 • Contact@BarazaACC.org »


Cultural Crossroads, Inc. »
Educational organization, with focus on cultural commonalities, which works through interactive children's programming and dialogue events for adults. Working individually and in partnership with other organizations, Cultural Crossroads brings diverse groups together to share ideas, plans and cultural background.
Contact Information: 3605 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence, MO 64052 • 816-737-5979 • culturalcrossroads@hotmail.com »


DeMolay International »
Non-profit youth development organization for young men ages 9-21. We currently operate over 700 Chapters in all 50-U.S. states and more than 25 other countries.
Contact Information: 10200 NW Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MO 64153 • 816-891-8333 • DeMolay@DeMolay.org »


Dialogue Institute of Kansas City »
Kansas City Branch of Dialogue Institute of the Southwest aims to promote mutual understanding, respect and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures in Greater Kansas City Area, Wichita and Lawrence by creating opportunities for direct communication and meaningful shared experiences. Peace, Dialogue, mutual understanding
Contact Information: 4215 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas, 66106 • 979-571-6305 • kansascity@thedialoginstitute.org »


Don Bosco Centers »
Senior Center provides hot, nutritious lunch and wide range of activities for people age 60+. Our ESL school teaches English, job readiness programs, GED, and Citizenship classes free of charge to students age 18+. We serve 1,400+ people/day, helping the seniors to keep living independently and refugees/immigrants to become productive members of their new society.
Contact Information: 816-691-2900 • info@donbosco.org »


Ethnic Enrichment Commission »
We are made up of 66 different countries / cultures that are locally organized. We aspire to foster understanding, appreciation and preservation of cultural heritage and coordinate Ethnic programs throughout the metro area. We bring our groups together - community events, parades, outreach and our annual Ethnic Festival at Swope Park.
Contact Information: 4600 East 63rd Street Trafficway Kansas City, MO 64130-4629 • 816-513-7553 • ethnic.enrichment.commission@kcmo.org »


Global Ties KC »
Global Ties KC creates opportunities for face to face interactions between international leaders and their American counterparts in Kansas and Western Missouri. Through professional meetings, shared meals, and one on one conversations, local citizens engage in citizen diplomacy which builds global understanding and shapes United States foreign relations "one handshake at a time." Network with over 300 international leaders who visit KC each year, in addition to contacts with American Embassies throughout the world.
Contact Information: 30 West Pershing Road, Suite 405, KCMO 64108 • 816-421-4242 • cbrooks@globaltieskc.org »


Heart of America Japan-America Society »
The mission of the Heart of America Japan-America Society is to further understanding between the peoples of Japan and the Greater Kansas City area by prompting social, cultural and educational exchanges. In July 2012, the HAJAS was awarded a Certificate of Commendations from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Koichiro Gemba, in recognition of our organization's contributions to Japan-U.S. relations. Then Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki presented the award to the Society on behalf of Minister Gemba.
Contact Information: P.O. Box 22487, Kansas City, MO 64113-2487 • hoa.japanamericsociety@gmail.com »


Heartland Chapter of Alliance of Divine Love »
Ministerial association of Alliance of Divine Love ministers in 4-state area. As interfaith ministers, Alliance of Divine Love ministers are interested in promoting the fellowship of all people. The Heartland Chapter works closely in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and other religions communities and nonprofit organizations to sponsor the Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner. Additionally, several Heartland ADL ministers attend the Parliament of the World's Religions, which brings together several thousand people from different faiths and countries.
Contact Information: 3605 Blue Ridge Blvd, Independence, MO 64052 • 816-737-5979 • HeartlandADL@hotmail.com »


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City »
We engage, connect and develop the Hispanic Small Business Community. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is the voice for small business in the Greater Kansas City metro. We represent business of all sizes across 8 counties in both Kansas and Missouri. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to the creation advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community locally, regionally and internationally.
Contact Information: 107 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO 64105 • 816-472-6767 • gmunoz@hccgkc.com »


Indonesian Community of Kansas City (ICKC) »
Community group for people of Indonesian descent or interested in Indonesian culture. We promote Indonesian Culture and activities that bring us together. We have Indonesian Community events - Indo-Independence Day Picnic, Consul meet and greet, participate in Ethnic Festival each year at Swope park and also part of network for Indonesian Diaspora worldwide.
Contact Information: 11650 S. Walnut St., Olathe, KS 66061 • 913-269-1710 • indonesiakc@gmail.com »


Johnson County Public Library »
Contact Information: 913-826-4600 • ask@jocolibrary.libanswers.com »


Kansas City St. Andrew Highland Dance Association »
A group of dancers and teachers that seek to promote Scottish arts and heritage in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas City St. Andrew Highland Dance Association works with the Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes and Drums and the Kansas City Saint Andrew Society in our mission to preserve and promote Scottish arts and heritage in Kansas City. We also encourage our dancers to travel to compete in the United States, Canada, and Scotland.
Contact Information: kchighlanddancers@gmail.com »


Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes & Drums »
Our band was founded by the St. Andrew Society, an organization of Scottish ancestry or interest, and has promoted piping and drumming since 1962. We perform and have competed in Kansas City, the Midwest, Canada and Scotland. We welcome those interested in learning the bagpipes, Scottish snare, tenor and bass drums. We perform at the KC Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the KC St. Patrick's Day parade, and various other events throughout the year. Our band was founded by the St. Andrew Society, an organization of Scottish ancestry or interest, and has promoted piping and drumming since 1962. We perform and have competed in Kansas City, the Midwest, Canada and Scotland. We welcome those interested in learning the bagpipes, Scottish snare, tenor and bass drums. We perform at the KC Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the KC St. Patrick's Day parade, and various other events throughout the year.
Contact Information: P.O. Box 648, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-0648 • 913-223-0350 • BusinessManager@kcpipeband.org »


KC for Refugees »
We provide community education around the refugee related topics, help community engage with the local refugees, support and provide help to locally settled refugee families, and Advocate for Refugees. We support the UNHCR related work and provide info and links the community with info related to international refugee crisis etc.
Contact Information: 555 Olive Street, Kansas City, MO 64124 • 913-523-4113 • kc4refugees@gmail.com »


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art »
The Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City is recognized nationally and internationally as one of America’s finest art museums. The Nelson-Atkins serves the community by providing free access to its renowned collection of nearly 40,000 art objects and is best known for its Asian art, European and American paintings, photography, modern sculpture, and new American Indian and Egyptian galleries. The museum's collection spans global cultures, with art from all over the world. The museum regularly welcomes foreign scholars and artists for talks and performances, and it showcases artwork from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Ancient World, and the Americas in both its permanent collection and its travelling exhibitions.
Contact Information: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111 • 816-751-1278 • ask@nelson-atkins.org »


PeacePathways »
PeacePathways is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was developed for the purpose of bringing together organizations and groups that are actively focused on the mission of peace and justice through programs and activities. PeacePathways provides oversight for the Peace Pavilion as one of our principle functions. One focus of the Peace Pavilion is "Peace for Everyone" where the objective is to encourage openness and understanding of others while celebrating the diversity of the human race.
Contact Information: PO Box 242, Independence, MO 64051 • 816-521-3033 • info@peace-pathways.org »

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