BBLA Member Organizations
The American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies
The American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies is a successor to the American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees which was founded in 1948. The program sponsors exceptional Czech and Slovak high school students and facilitates their online consultation with academic mentors in their fields of interest.
The Association of Free Czechoslovak Sportsmen
The Association of Free Czechoslovak Sportsmen was founded in 1954, and was dedicated to all sports, sponsoring mainly skiing competitions and tennis matches. Today, the AFCS sponsors a variety of social events, including dances.
The Czech and Slovak Solidarity Council
The Czech and Slovak Solidarity Council, established in 1993, is the successor organization of the Council of Free Czechoslovakia, founded in 1949. The Council organizes annual symposia based on close collaboration with Czech and Slovak academic institutions.
The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences
The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, New York Chapter, founded in 1956, is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization promoting Czech and Slovak intellectual history through lectures, concerts, presentations, readings, and screenings.
The Dvorak American Heritage Association
The Dvorak American Heritage Association, founded in 1990, commemorates, celebrates, and continues to explore composer Antonin Dvorak’s extraordinary musical contribution, with a special emphasis on his influential residency in the United States in the years 1892-95.
Sokol New York
Sokol New York has been active for more than 150 years. Its mission is to develop physical fitness, mental and spiritual health, and a healthy lifestyle.
BBLA Associate Organizations
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library encourages self-discovery through exhibitions, experiences, explorations of human rights and dignity and stories of freedom, identity, family, and community.
Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews
The Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, established in the early 1960s, commemorates those who perished in the Holocaust and contributes to the preservation of the unique history and culture of Czech and Slovak Jews.
The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation
The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in the United States to honor, preserve, and build upon the legacy of playwright, dissident, and former president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel.