Global Cities, Inc. – A Program of Bloomberg Philanthropies

Global Cities is a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing communication among global cities and cultivating the next generation of global citizens. As a Program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Global Cities functions under its auspices and supports the goals and values of Bloomberg Philanthropies.


To connect global cities through an information-sharing network that provides meaningful forums for exchanging best practices on current issues impacting cities; and to develop global awareness among the next generation through cross-national interactive educational programs.


  • Facilitate collaborative exchanges on innovative urban policies among high-level municipal decision makers and other relevant stakeholders worldwide, with special attention to the subjects of education and technology

  • Provide and evaluate cross-national internet-based global awareness programming for middle school students

  • Promote access to best practices that improve municipal governance

Global scholars

Do your students have an opportunity to connect with their peers around the world?  Global Scholars, operated by Global Cities, Inc., is a tech-savvy, direct peer-to-peer learning program for students 10 to 13 years old that allows them to do just that. See what students and teachers have to say! 
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