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Art is for everyone: Des Moines Speaks

Everyone has the right to appreciate and respond to art. CultureALL and the Des Moines Art Center came together to demonstrate this.

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Culture Days: Bringing the World to Iowa Classrooms Brings our World Together

When a CultureALL Ambassador enters your classroom, your student will get an authentic experience that will provide meaningful engagement with a new culture.

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CultureALL is hiring - Community Journalist
October 22, 2022

CultureALL has 1,001 success stories about Iowans becoming more inclusive and accepting of diversity. We seek an experienced communications professional to report and publish these stories.

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Immigrants RISE to belong at Valley High

It means a lot to students as they enter high school to see a sign as big as this mural to show they belong here. 

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Brazilian Wish Bracelets are for everyone!
October 6, 2022

Connect with this Brazilian tradition. What are some of the unique traditions you enjoy from your own culture?

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Ambassador training: it takes a village!
September 27, 2022

We feel stronger than ever in our mission to invite Iowans to participate in cultural traditions - growing APPRECIATION for the diversity around us and ELEVATING the quality of life for all.

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World Food and Music Festival 2022: Valuing the Cultures of our Community!

This was the 7th year in a row that CultureALL got to lead the activity pavilion, cultural stage, and culinary demonstrations.

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A New Focus on Japan, Opportunities for Iowans
September 7, 2022

My first experience in small-town Iowa with someone from another culture was in 2005 with my kindergarten teacher from Japan. Now I'm giving such "firsts" to students across Iowa. They too should have the opportunity to grow up skill and grace for working with anyone around the world.

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Rural students gain appreciation for refugee experience
August 24, 2022

When Francis arrived in a brightly patterned dashiki and kufi cap, the students were unsure of what to expect.

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Bhutanese Favorites: Meet Mohan Sitoula
June 22, 2022

When it came to opening up Kathmandu Restaurant, Mohan Sitoula and Thakur Neupane did it themselves – with their community.

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Bosnian Home Cooking: Meet Haris Zuljevic
June 15, 2022

Tito's Lounge, a sleek sports bar in Urbandale Iowa, serves a mix of traditional Bosnian, Mediterranean, and American food.

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Vietnamese Street Food: Meet Brenda Tran
June 8, 2022

Vietnam Cafe is a bright, yellow-walled restaurant owned by Brenda Tran, located in the food court at Merle Hay Mall.

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We Must Fight Hate. Together.
January 27, 2022

Bob Goldberg, the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, shares his wisdom and what people should know on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Become an Angel Sponsor

When you donate as an Angel Sponsor, 100% of your gift will cover the portion of programs that schools aren't able to fund.

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Stereotyping and scapegoating in US History
July 1, 2021

Iowa teachers grapple with new law in Iowa (HF802) that bans teaching students to analyze US history on issues of race and sex. Catherine Mein, the President of the Iowa Council for Social Studies, explains why the law is troubling.

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Pop Quiz - True or False: We’re taught to be divisive
March 26, 2021

Are we prioritizing the respect and dignity of some students over others?

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CultureALL is Surprisingly Innovative
December 1, 2020

Our methods may seem both simple and "nice" to have, but our process is researched-based and proven to be effective.

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I remember boarding my first international flight
November 29, 2020

CultureALL Board President Paul Brown explains how international travel has given him a more diverse perspective. But this is a privilege that most Iowans can't afford.

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5 Things Employers Must Do for Racial Equity
July 10, 2020

You want to create more equitable opportunities but you don’t have a vision for how to do it. Here are 5 things you can do now to get started.

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Meet Jonathan's Hero
August 26, 2020

We have reasons to be idealistic about inclusion in school.

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Creating a Culture of EQUITY. Here. Now.
June 11, 2020

Black Lives Matter

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We Can Stop the Spread of Prejudice
April 8, 2020

Why do some people refer to COVID-19 as the China virus? During stressful times, people tend to split the world into “us” and “them”, treating one preferred group with greater kindness while behaving badly toward a different group.

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Why I Do This Work
April 28, 2020

Why does it matter if students have access to high-quality cultural education?

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CultureALL believes that sharing the cultural richness of our community with others will elevate our society and the quality of life for all.