German American National Congress - German organization in Chicago IL

German American National Congress

DANK is the largest organization of Americans of Germanic descent. The organization seeks to bring together German Americans and all people interested in German language and culture in the pursuit of cultivating and presenting their heritage and interests on local, regional and national levels. DANK supports German cultural landmarks and events, sponsors German American student exchanges and promotes the study of German language and culture. It promotes harmony and goodwill among German American clubs and societies across the United States.

The national organization seeks to bring together German-Americans in the pursuit of cultivating and presenting their heritage and interests on local, regional, and national levels. These were the primary reasons that DANK was founded in 1959, and they are still among the organization’s primary objectives today.

DANK’s Ongoing Mission:
• Foster friendship between the United States and Germany
• Promote a positive image of Germans among Americans
• Establish exchange programs and cross-cultural activities for Germans and Americans
• Encourage and support German language & cultural studies in schools
• Facilitate genealogy research of German ancestry
• Conduct language schools for children as well as for adults

4740 N. Western Ave, Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60625



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