It is a necessity that children in our classrooms learn to respect diversity - and seek out similarities. We need people finding ways to get along, allowing people to be who they are, getting to know people from other cultures and backgrounds.
In this time of great dissension, CultureALL is so needed. Right NOW.
- Loretta Sieman
The Ambassadors are the coolest people. When you see them outside of school or when they come the next year, it's like they're your old friend. That connection never goes away.
- Kavitha Makayee, Chair, PTO Multicultural Committee, Brookview Elementary
The personalized stories made it so real. It's a great program.
- Denny Rutledge, Participant from Grinnell
This is the best day ever. I wish it wouldn't end.
- Young student while hugging an Ambassador
Thank you for providing these enriching and diverse multigenerational opportunities. Perkins Elementary Culture Night is the highlight for my family every year. Learning WITH our kids—what better modeling can be done?!
- Jill Featherstone, Parent
The Ambassadors really had the kids engaged. They loved it so much they were upset if their parents came too early to pick them up.
- Karissa Chavarria, Monroe Afterschool Coordinator
CultureALL provides opportunities not found elsewhere. When we know people's stories, we empathize with them and come to value them more fully. CultureALL works to nurture a certain comfort with people from different cultures.
- Anonymous Donor