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The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs. Each year, AGBU is committed to making a difference in the lives of 500,000 people across Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian diaspora.

Through the vision of its leaders and the generous support of devoted donors and members over the years, AGBU has played a significant role in upholding Armenian traditions and values by adapting to the needs of the worldwide community and the demands of the times. Since 1906, AGBU has remained true to one overarching goal: to create a foundation for the prosperity of all Armenians.

AGBU currently operates with an annual budget of over $45 million, made possible by our countless benefactors. Headquartered in New York City, AGBU has an active presence in 30 countries and addresses the needs of Armenians with traditional and progressive programs worldwide —from schools, scouts, camps and support for the arts to internships, virtual learning and young professional networks.


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Compelled by a profound sense of national duty, AGBU founder and first President, Boghos Nubar, boldly set out with nine founding members to form an organization to serve all Armenians and preserve the Armenian identity.

Since its inception in Cairo, Egypt on April 15, 1906, the organization’s reputation for integrity resonated and AGBU emerged as an unwavering champion of the Armenian people throughout the 20th century. A chronicle to the times, AGBU’s efforts supported our people faithfully through a tumultuous history of genocide, natural disasters, repatriation, resettlement, revival and national independence. Thanks to the resolute support of our members and donors, AGBU has flourished into a world-class organization with the resources and goodwill to serve Armenians across the Diaspora and in our homeland.

Indebted to the initiative and dedication of our predecessors and recent generations, AGBU’s first century of service has systematically redefined the landscape of the Armenian nation. With an emphasis on educational, cultural and humanitarian programs, AGBU operates worldwide over 69 Districts and Chapters, 47 Community Centers and Offices, and 27 Young Professional Groups; administers 25 day and Saturday schools; and supports a manifold of programs, including the American University of Armenia, Senior Dining Centers (Soup Kitchens), Children’s Centers, Student Scholarships, Summer Camps, Athletics & Scouts, Internship Programs, the Performing Arts and 14 publications in six languages.

Having crossed the threshold into the 21st century, AGBU is committed to upholding its legacy of moral and fiduciary obligation to the Armenian people with unparalleled foresight and direction. Rooted in our very origins, AGBU provides educational and cultural opportunities to Armenian youth today, for the benefit of the world community tomorrow.



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Educational Centres

Country City School
Argentina Buenos Aires Marie Manoogian
Australia Sydney Alexander
Brasil Sao Paulo Paren y Regina Bazarian
Canadá Montreal ArmenQuebec-Alex Manoogian
Canadá Toronto A. Y T. Zaroukian
Chipre Nicosia Instituto Educacional Melkonian
Grecia Atenas Artaki Kalpakian
Iran Teheran Nevart Gulbenkian
Iran Teheran Marie Manoogian
Líbano Beirut Hovaguimian-Manougian
Líbano Beirut Tarouhí Hagopian
Líbano Beirut Levón Nazarian
Líbano Beirut Boghós Garmirian
Líbano Beirut Yervant Demirdjian
Líbano Beirut Tecnológica
Líbano Beirut Instituto Hussissian
Siria Alepo Lazar Nadjarian-Gulbenkian
Siria Damasco Gullabi Gulbenkian
Estados Unidos. Southfield, MI. Alex Manoogian
Estados Unidos Watertown, MA. Watertown
Estados Unidos Canoga Park, CA. Marie Manoogian
Uruguay Montevideo Nubarian-Manoogian


Weekly Schools

Country City School
Australia Sydney Alex Manoogian
Canadá Vancouver Semanal
Francia Par ís Alex Manoogian
U.S.A. Chicago, IL. Sissag Varjabedian
U.S.A. Cleveland, OH. Semanal


University Courses

Country City School
Armenia Erevan American University of Armenia