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
It's Not Too Late to Open a Window to the World
Our Windows to the World campaign has officially ended, but you can still support CultureALL with a tax-deductible contribution. For as little a $6, you can provide an Iowa student with a hands-on, interactive educational experience that opens a window to a world culture.
Focus on Photo-Ethnography
Thank You to everyone who supported our recent Photo-Ethnography project with Des Moines Pubic Schools.
This fall, students in Sociology classes at Lincoln and North High Schools worked with Cultural Ambassador (and professional photographer) Kathryn Winslow to explore the culture through photography. Their work was exhibited at the Science Center of Iowa for part of the month of November.
Lincoln High School Sociology Teacher Dennis Scott Harrison said about the project,
"I have noticed the students discussing, identifying and appreciating the depth of culture that is around them. They have grown from just understanding what culture is, to what their own culture may consist of, and on to recognizing the abundance of other cultures that are around them and influencing not just themselves but their community."
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Newsletter for Educators
In 2015, 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!
Find out more about our workshops here.