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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Attention Educators

Window Shopping for World Cultures: April 30

CultureALL will host a special event for K-12 educators and youth program coordinators on Wednesday, April 30 from 2:30-3:30 pm at Callanan Middle School in Des Moines.  This free event provides an opportunity to meet some of our Cultural Ambassadors and find out more about CultureALL's classroom, after-school and summer education workshops.  

Thanks to our generous sponsor EdCo Credit Union, educators who attend this event will have the chance to win a special door prize: a FREE CultureALL Workshop for their students!

For more information and to RSVP for this event, click here

Many Thanks to our sponsor:  

Networking Opportunity

Culture Kin After Hours: Ukraine

Our next Culture Kin networking event for business professionals is an after hours social, hosted by  the Davis Brown Law Firm.  This event, which will be held Thursday May 8 from 5-7 pm at the Davis Brown office in downtown Des Moines, celebrates the culture of Ukraine.  Meet members of Des Moines' Ukrainian community, and enjoy beer, wine, and traditional Ukrainian appetizers as you meet and mingle with Des Moines area professionals.  Advance registration is recommended.

Reserve your place now

            Thanks to our Sponsor and Host:  

Mark Your Calendar

Barnes & Noble Book Fair - May 3

Join us at the University Avenue Barnes & Noble in West Des Moines for a fun day of hands-on activities with our Cultural Ambassadors.  Enjoy music, dance, stories and crafts, and meet Iowa authors who write about culture. Best of all, any purchase you make will help support CultureALL's education programs!

For more information on this event, click here.

Does Your Dog Have a Great Tale?

StoryMob - May 15

Mark your calendar to join us on Thursday, May 15th from 7:00-9:00 pm at 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 focus for this event is a Dog. Tell your story and you may win a cash prize!

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Thank You!

Living Cultures: Bosnia-Herzegovina

 Thank you to Ċ½eljka Krvavica, Merima Catic, and everyone else who helped with our Bosnia celebration.  More than 200 people of all ages attended this event, which featured a traditional Bosnian meal created by Papillon, and dances led by Sevdah traditional dancers.    

To help us in planning future Living Cultures programs like this one, CultureALL would like to have feedback from everyone who attended the Bosnia event.  If you did not have a chance to complete an evaluation survey, please take a few minutes to complete the online version by clicking here.


Thanks also to Verdian Credit Union,  INVISION Architecture, and Humanities Iowa for sponsoring this event!

Summer Culture Camps

Registration is now open for CultureALL's 2014 Summer Camps for youth in grades 3-6.  This year's camps explore the cultures of China and Japan.

For more information, Click Here.

Interested in other potential camps for your kids?  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.

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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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