Organizations and Schools


Asociación de Amigos del Museo Etnocaribeño de Bocas del Toro (AAMECAB) (Association of Friends of the Ethno-Caribbean Museum of Bocas del Toro)

AAMECAB is a non-profit association founded on August 21, 1995 by Bocatorenians concerned about the preservation of their cultural heritage and the demystification of prejudices and stereotypes directed against their ethnicity's color, race, origin, creed, and idiosyncrasies. At present, they consist of four chapters functioning in Changuinola, Almirante, Bocas Island, and Bastimentos.

Bradley Academy

The Bradley Academy Historical Association, consisting of the Bradley Academy and the Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center, was the first educational institution in the County of Rutherford and the City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The museum, a diverse multi-cultural center, houses artifacts from the first African American school, a heritage classroom, Civil War exhibits, the Bradley/Holloway room, an exhibit on Murfreesboro and Rutherford County in the 1800s and 1900s, an underground railroad exhibit, and an auditorium for special events.

Patterson Community Center

Patterson Park Community Center is a member of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department offering a variety of aquatic, fitness/wellness, athletic, cultural arts, and general programming for all ages. The center also offers areas within their facility for rent for various occasions such as conferences, meetings, banquets, and parties. Their mission is to plan, organize, implement, and promote a comprehensive system of programs, facilities, and areas in order to enhance the community's quality of life.

Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panama (SAMAAP) (Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum of Panama)

SAMAAP is a civic non-profit organization, which has as its objectives the support and raising of funds for the maintenance and extension of the work of the West Indian Museum of Panama. In addition, the organization is dedicated to supporting and sponsoring activities that contribute to the social and cultural development of the community and feature the best aspects of Afro-Caribbean culture.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Panama)

Panama TESOL is the Panama chapter of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., which was founded on September 20, 1986. They form a very dynamic group whose mission is to strengthen the effective teaching and learning of English throughout the Republic of Panama while respecting individuals' language rights. Panama TESOL promotes academic achievement, disseminates information, and encourages instruction and research.


Instituto Episcopal San Cristóbal

Established in 1965, the Instituto Episcopal San Cristóbal is a primary and secondary school in Panama City, Panama, which offers its students a comprehensive Christian and scientific education. Discipline, morality, and study are the pillars upon which education is based at IESC.

Instituto Panamericano

The Instituto Panamericano opened in 1906 as Panama College, a bilingual educational institution. Now under the direction of the Evangelist Methodist Church of Panama, the primary and secondary school encourages students to creatively build knowledge, seek solutions, and develop a love for national and universal culture.