Helping Hands: Global Connections helps internationals, builds community

Global Connections is a United Way, Penn State-affiliated nonprofit agency. Sharing exactly what we do in a single sentence can be difficult, because just like the people we serve, our mission is highly diverse and entails an array of programs, and services. But in a nutshell, we offer free services that aid internationals living in Centre County, whether or not they are Penn Students, while also working in the other direction and bringing international cultures and education to the community.

We offer the following programs that welcome and help internationals:

Global Connections also offers many opportunities for local residents to try something authentic and international, and to increase their cultural awareness.

There are many other services and events we’re involved in, including panels on the diversity of Islam and immigration; and translation/interpreter services. We feel lucky to have so many internationals living in and strengthening our community.

As a volunteer-driven organization, we always need help, so please consider volunteering in one of our programs or attending an event, as this will surely enrich your life. To find out more or to get involved, please call 863-3927 or visit our new website, www.gc-cc.org.