Wisdomnet is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to providing a common platform to increase solidarity, awareness, activism, and scholarship among the Turkish-American Community. Founded in 2006, Wisdomnet aims to serve as a catalyst for advancement of its members, the preservation of values, and facilitation of intercultural dialogue.

Wisdomnet was initially formed as an email list more than a decade ago by a small group of Turkish students studying in the U.S. The goal of the email list was to facilitate communication and networking among the group members whose main motivation was to understand, cherish, and preserve their common spiritual and cultural values.

In the past the group members organized annual meetings where well-known guest scholars from Turkey and the US were invited to address the social, cultural and religious issues pertaining to the needs and interests of the group members. Today, the initiative that started as a small email list has grown to become a non-profit organization with a large membership body consisting of students and professionals residing predominantly in the U.S. and Turkey.

In 2006, the group finalized its longstanding activities towards institutionalization by developing its bylaws, and by forming its governing bodies, namely the board of trustees and the executive committee. The group has been registered as a professional nonprofit organization in Florida, U.S.

Looking forward, the governing bodies of the organization hope to reenergize the group in an effort to build a strong and active Turkish community in the US with strong ties to their peers in Turkey. As such, the governing bodies of the Wisdomnet seek to facilitate the cultural exchange between the Turkish community and other communities in the US.

Our Objectives

The following are the purposes for which this organization has been organized:

  • Create a common platform for enhancing the communication and solidarity among Turkish-American Community.
  • Organize educational activities for its members and their families to increase the awareness of social and cultural values
  • Help build stronger communication and exchange of ideas between the Turkish communities living in the US and Turkey. Provide a forum that promotes scholarly research, and intellectual discussions nurtured by the knowledge and experience of both communities.
  • Facilitate the social and cultural exchange between the Turkish community and other communities living in the US.