ORT America is a Jewish organization committed to strengthening communities throughout the world by educating people against all odds and obstacles.
The cutting-edge educational skills acquired at ORT schools, colleges, and international programs enable over 300,000 students annually to attain successful careers, become community leaders and live independently.
ORT is one of the largest non-governmental education and training organizations in the world with activities in Israel, the Baltic and CIS, Latin America, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia .
It is a non-profit, not-political organization that serves many by meeting the educational and competitive needs of today's society.
ORT was founded in St Petersburg, in 1880 to provide employable skills for Russia’s impoverished Jewish people, but since that time ORT has evolved to service the global community.
Locally, there is a Main Line / Marple / Valley Forge Chapter.