Arts, Culture, and Humanities


celebrating humanity

Quick Facts

Washington, DC


Global Harmony is a non profit organization in the District of Columbia sustained by volunteers. Its vision is to support the authentic expression of children, encourage humanity, and cultivate respect for all beings. For nearly 30 years we have hosted two citywide events to bring together socially and economically diverse groups of people. Thousands of people have participated. In December we will host our 29th event with homeless families from Community of Hope. In the spring the organization will sponsor its 32nd citywide Celebration of Youth Essay contest for DCPS/DCPCS children in grades 4 through 9. Please see our web site for more information. (

Ruling Year



Dorothea Brady

Main Address

3925 Livingston Street NW

Washington, DC 20015-2921 USA


Supporting the authentic expression of children, celebrating humanity, encouraging respect





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The problem we want to mitigate is the separateness and disharmony among humans. We want to encourage self respect, celebrate humanity and decrease the levels of disrespect among human beings to each other and to the world. Individuals can live a higher humanity. We want individuals to take responsibility to express their better natures. All of us can care for other people and for life on earth. We can increase our awareness of ourselves and commit to our highest expression. Disrespect, greed, and deliberate dishonesty are rampant. We can do a lot better. We want human beings to express for the good of all.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Annual caroling with homeless families

Where we work

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We want to contribute to the well being of the world. We want to people to be aware of their goodness and bring that forward into the world in the best way they are able. We are hoping to help establish global harmony through personal excellence as a mindset and way of living and being in the world. We bring people together to create to express and to celebrate humanity.

We have done two annual events for three decades. We are celebrating our 32nd "Celebration of Youth" essay contest for DCPS students in grades 4 to 9 this spring. Next December will be our 30th event where we take homeless families to visit and sing with the elderly who are shut in a nursing home. The homeless have an opportunity to give to others and this experience reflects back to them their own goodness and builds a stronger sense of self worth. Through these events we have substantial networks to include. We are reaching out to past participants in the essay contest many of whom are now adults with children of their own. We are going to see what their vision is now for themselves and for the world. By reinforcing their goodness and abilities, another small piece of humanity can awaken and thrive.

The dedication of a corps of 25 to 50 volunteers. Substantial networks of past participants. Grit and determination.

We will ask our participants in the essay contest and in the caroling project if their needs were met in the events we produce. We will know by reaching out and talking to them. Over the years, the homeless families, teachers, students, parents, principals, and peers have given us outstanding feedback for the experiences we gave them. We know we are making progress when we see our past participants step up and be quality leaders.

We have accomplished an essay contest for over 32 years and a caroling event with homeless families for nearly 30 years. The feedback is that our events give people an experience that they can stand on. Our experiences have children and parents reflect on their choices, on right and wrong, on their personal value, and on their wellbeing. Most individuals who participate in our programs go on to do very well.

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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