GLOBAL HARMONY THROUGH PERSONAL EXCELLENCE

celebrating humanity

Washington, DC   |  www.globalharmonyexcellence.org

Mission

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 sponsor a three decade tradition with homeless families from Community of Hope. In the spring the organization will sponsor its 34th citywide Celebration of Youth Essay contest for DCPS/DCPCS children in grades 4 through 9. Westphalia Press will be publishing an archive of our essays. Please see our web site for more information. (www.globalharmonyexcellence.org)

Ruling year info

1995

President

Dorothea Brady

Main address

3925 Livingston Street NW

Washington, DC 20015-2921 USA

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EIN

52-1704898

NTEE code info

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 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Annual caroling with homeless families

We rent a 54 passenger coach bus to pick up homeless families from Community of Hope shelters. We take them to visit the elderly in a large nursing home. The families and our volunteers gather at the nursing home and together as a group of 50 to 60 we sing through the halls and visit with individual residents. The children hand out holiday cards. The families are then transported to a private home for lunch, play, and sharing. Every child and parent leaves with a large bag of useful, fun, gifts. This event is about the cycle of giving and receiving. Families in a rough patch of life have an opportunity to give to others who are aged, lonely, and infirmed. Self-worth, community connection, expressing goodness, showing trust, and receiving support are key outcomes for the homeless. It is an opportunity for those in a tough situation to learn that others care about their wellbeing. We learn we can all give and that we all matter.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Void reduced the number of hands on volunteering.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of nursing home visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Awards given to Students in the "Celebration of Youth" essay contest.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

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 over three decades. We are celebrating our 34th "Celebration of Youth" essay contest for DCPS students in grades 4 to 9 in the spring of 2022. This December we are celebration over 30 years of a tradition with with homeless families. We connect then with elderly residents 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.
An exciting development in 2021 is that Westphalia Press has offered to published 34 years of essays. This is a long term project for us as we select the essays and contact the past prize winners and participants. The words of the young writers will be in perpetual print.

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

We have accomplished an essay contest for over 33 years and a caroling event with homeless families for over 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.

Financials

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GLOBAL HARMONY THROUGH PERSONAL EXCELLENCE

Board of directors
as of 12/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. James Brady

Self Employed Actor and Contractor for the Smithsonian

Term: 2020 - 2022

Rebecca Carroll

James Brady

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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