Malayalee Association of Greater Philadelphia (MAP) established in 1978 is a registered non-profit social and cultural organization with over 750 members. MAP was formed as a forum for Malayalee Community from South Indian state Kerala to promote and encourage the social, cultural, and educational life of its members. Their aim is to help people develop social interactions, maintain cultural heritage, formulate the charity projects and programs and foster the relations with other communities.
I am humbled, honored and privileged to be the President of Malayalee Association of Philadelphia (MAP, 2023). I am deeply grateful to my executive committee, committee members and dear MAP family for your support and outstanding contributions. Indeed, the growth of MAP has been propelled collectively by the past presidents committees and members of the this great organization.
Malayalee Association of Greater Philadelphia is one of the oldest Indian association in Philadelphia, which is a non-profit organization located in NE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The organization was established about 42 years ago. Members of this organization work to promote traditional values, cultural activities, and charitable work. The Organization is highly visible in the Indian community in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. There are several events conducted throughout the year and attract many people from various cities in Pennsylvania as well as nearby states including:
Educate the members of our community on medical and legal awareness through seminars.
Increase technology and computer proficiency: through in person classes and continued education programs by professionals in the community.
Provide resources for legal aid and help students going to college with professional assistance and through awareness programs.
Youth and family charity volunteer programs (supporting people in need working with charitable organizations like Chosen 3000, Cradles for Crayons, JRA etc.) and bring them mainstream for social responsibilities.
Educational and social activities for Children, Youths, women, and seniors.
Women and Family anonymous counseling programs
Conduct Medical camps and conduct blood donations working with the Red Cross.
Help financially for those who are in need around Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Help individuals in medical need with money for some medical expenses.
Empower people with disabilities and make them included in the mainstream.
Help tribal communities in India, supporting the couples financially to get a head start covering their marriage expenses.
Charity and public service are our main focus. Youth and women's activities will be our primary priority. All senior citizens, MAP members and families who dedicated their life to build our organization will be remembered and honored always unconditionally.
We planned many events through out the year to start collecting funds to buy a bigger and convenient building in another five years. Request all your support and prayers for the success and fulfilling of our goals.
The Vision of Malayalee Association of Greater Philadelphia [MAP] is to maintain a forum for malayalees to come together to celebrate, preserve and promote the rich traditions and cultural values of Kerala among friends, families, and younger generations
•To engage the Malayalee community in activities spanning cultural, educational, professional, social, sporting, welfare and recreational arenas
• To preserve and propagate Malayalee heritage and culture in our multicultural society
• To co-operate with similar organizations to conduct/organize programs of common interest for the members to meet together and exchange ideas, views, and opinion in this otherwise busy world
• To organize network of Keralites and to conduct charitable activities in response to any disasters or in an emergency for the betterment of social wellbeing of our community.