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
StoryMob - March 27
The StoryMob event and Writing to Tell storytelling workshop, originally scheduled for February 20th, but cancelled owing to inclement weather, has been rescheduled.
Please join us on Thursday. March 27th from 7:00-9:00 pm at the new location of The Des Moines Social Club for this interactive storytelling event where local storytellers share a 5-minute story (true or fictional), focused on a unique story prop. The prop for this event is Mittens. Tell your story and you may win a cash prize!
If you would like a little extra coaching before joining the competition, CultureALL is sponsoring Writing to Tell, a storytelling workshop conducted by Kay Fenton Smith and Susan Westlend. The workshop, which begins at 6:00 pm, is free with your $5 admission to StoryMob!
For more information, and to reserve your place at this event, click here.
Tickets Now Available
Living Cultures: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Join CultureALL and your hosts Željka Krvavica and Merima Catic for a fun, family-friendly evening of food and entertainment that celebrates the culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Saturday, March 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Windsor Heights Community and Events Center in Windsor Heights.The evening includes a traditional Bosnian meal created by Papillon, musical performances by Aldijana and Nusret Radoncic, and dances led by Sevdah traditional dancers. Doors open at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30 pm.
To buy tickets online Click Here
Sponsored By Verdian Credit Union, INVISION Architecture, and Humanities Iowa.
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
|Beginning in February of 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.
Sign up today!
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
Volunteers for CultureALL are always needed and greatly appreciated. Work the passion!
View a listing of the current workshops (PDF).
More than 63 programs are offered.