CultureALL™ is a Des Moines based-non-profit organization that involves Iowans in learning about other world cultures. These discovery-filled experiences strengthen understanding and appreciation of one another in our daily lives. CultureALL in the Classroom provides what text books and research projects cannot: real-life interactions with people from other cultures. CultureALL in the Community presents unique events that make Central Iowa a vibrant and attractive place for Global Citizens to live, study and work.

CULTUREALL™ is a great way to show my students there is a different world outside of Urbandale.
- Molly Keirnan, Urbandale Middle School

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What's New

Middle School Summer School

This summer CultureALL took part in an exciting new middle school summer school project, sponsored by the Des Moines Public Schools 21st Century Community Learnings Centers program. From June 9-July 18, Cultural Ambassadors from cultures including China, Japan, Bosnia, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Kenya, and Ireland shared their cultural traditions with nearly four hundred students at eight Des Moines middle schools.

The program culminated with a Culture Day Celebration on Friday July, 18 at Hoy Middle School in Des Moines, where students will demonstrate and display some of what they have learned over the summer. 

For more information, click here  

Newsletter for Educators

Beginning in September 2014, CultureALL will publish a bi-monthly e-newsletter specifically for those interested in our education programs for K-12 students.

This new publication will include:

  • News about CultureALL programs happening around Iowa
  • Announcements about new workshops and Cultural Ambassadors
  • Suggestions for hosting a successful cultural program at your school
  • After-school, Saturday, and summer program opportunities
  • Programs for gifted, special needs, and alternative school students
  • Tips on how to get scholarships and funding assistance for programs

If you already get the monthly newsletter and other e-mails from CultureALL, don't worry - you will continue receiving those unless you choose to opt out.  But you cannot receive the Educator Newsletter unless you tell us you want it.

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Education Grant Offers Teachers Funds for Special Projects

Teachers have the opportunity to receive $1,000 and a free CULTUREALL workshop

CULTUREALL is proud to be a part of the One Classroom at a Time Education Grant. The grant is sponsored by ABC5 and Bankers Trust to help pre-school through grade 12 educators fund special projects for Central Iowa classrooms. Educators have a chance to win the grant by filling out an application describing the project, objectives and how the funds will directly affect the student’s educational experience. Applications must be submitted by the first Monday of the month to be considered for that month. CULTUREALL will work with the winners to determine which workshop will best fit with the proposed curriculum.

More information about the grant

Application form

Volunteers needed

Volunteers for CultureALL are always needed and greatly appreciated. Work the passion! 

Workshop Listing

View a listing of the current workshops (PDF). More than 63 programs are offered.

Calling All Parents

CultureALL is making plans for next year's Culture Camps for kids, and we want your feedback!

Click here to take our online survey!  

Calling All Educators

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