Arts, Culture, and Humanities

GLOBAL HARMONY THROUGH PERSONAL EXCELLENCE

celebrating humanity

Quick Facts

Washington, DC

Mission

Global Harmony is a non profit organization in the District of Columbia sustained by volunteers. Its mission is to support the expression of children and engage, encourage, and celebrate humanity, aiming to cultivate respect among all individuals. 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 28th event with homeless families from Community of Hope. In the spring the organization will sponsor its 31st citywide Celebration of Youth Essay contest for DCPS/DCPCS children in grades 4 through 9. Please see our web site for more information. (www.globalharmonyexcellence.org)

Ruling Year

1995

President

Dorothea Brady

Main Address

3925 Livingston Street NW

Washington, DC 20015-2921 USA

Keywords

support the authentic expression of children and adults, encourage respect and humanity

EIN

52-1704898

 Number

3212268251

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 New!

The problem we want to mitigate is the disharmony and level of disrespect among human beings to each other and to the world. Individuals are not expressing, showing, and living their highest humanity. There is unacknowledged, untreated rage and deliberate dishonesty is rampant. We can do better as human beings.

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 workNew!

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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 celebrated our 30th "Celebration of Youth" essay contest for DCPS students in grades 4 to 9 last May. We are currently working diligently on our 28th annual 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 30 years and a caroling event with homeless families for 28 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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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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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CEO OVERSIGHT

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Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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