Since 1988, CulturePrep Inc. programs and services have empowered individuals and groups from schools, businesses, faith-based organizations and communities from around the world to overcome the obstacles that threaten meaningful and productive cross-cultural relationships.

From organizing an award-winning multicultural unity mural project involving 25 schools, to conducting a Town Hall Meeting on Race, to delivering a keynote address to 10,000 people at a Uganda East Africa rally; Watch CommUnity video in Africa - CulturePrep educates, inspires, and provides cross-cultural support for its member audience.

Safe to Relate

Safe to Relate is CulturePrep’s cross-cultural advancement system comprised of a series of practical, comprehensive and integrated solutions that address challenges typical to all individuals and groups desiring to cross cultural barriers - race, religion, age, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender, politics, national origin, physical ability, family status, ideological attitudes, etc.

Establish More Sustainable Diversity-Friendly Communities

Build More Highly Functioning Diversity Teams/Groups

Become More Culturally Competent Individuals

On Uganda

On Uganda was formed after CulturePrep’s founder Peter A. Vogel delivered the 1999 keynote address on the topic of unity and hope for the future to 10,000 people at Uganda East Africa’s largest youth rally. He and others have returned to Uganda each subsequent year to build friendships and provide funding for small business development.

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Windows of the World

Click here to watch CulturePrep’s On Uganda volunteer and journalist Tawnya Rush’s video shot on location in Uganda during the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

A call to every American to move forward as one nation

Using, USA Today readers submitted modern-day Martin Luther King Jr. speeches.  This version is by Larry Goanos of Doyelstown, PA.

I once made a speech about a dream of mine; my dream, your dream, our dream.  The American Dream.  That was long ago.  This nation has changed since then.  But the dream hasn’t.

I see a world where my children and your children and all the children of this great country are judged not on the color of your skin, but on the content of their character.

I see a world where it makes no difference whether you’re from the poorest barrio of Los Angeles or the largest penthouse of Manhattan; the rolling cornfields of Iowa or the bustling streets of Chicago.  It doesn’t matter if you grew up watching polo matches on the manicured lawns of Palm Beach or hauling lobster pots from the chilly waters of Maine.  You may be a soldier in Seattle or a trucker in Texas; a coal miner in Kentucky or a scientist is San Diego.  These things don’t matter in the America of my Dream.

I’ll tell you what else doesn’t matter: Where your parents were born, the color of your skin, what God you worship or don’t, what gender you are, or what sexual preference you hold.

The size of your bank account and the make of your car hold no sway.  The only thing that will matter when this majestic land of ours fulfills my Dream will be a person’s character, how hard he works, how honest he is, and what contribution an individual makes to our society.

A great president, John F. Kennedy, once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your country.” I take that a step further and beseech you to also ask what you can do for your countrymen.  And the answer is this:

Drop your prejudices.  Drop your hatred.  Drop your greed.  Drop your fear of those who are different.  This is a call to action for every American to move forward as one nation, one community, one brotherhood.

Hatred cused 9/11.  Hatred killed Harvey Milk.  Hatred killed James Byrd Jr.  Hatred killed Matthew Shepard.  The list is too long.

It is time, my brothers and sisters, to lay to rest all of our anger and hatred.  There is no 99% and there is no 1%; there is only America.  And in these difficult times, it needs your support 100%.

CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg features documentary about CulturePrep in Uganda

Click here to watch Video about how CulturePrep is impacting cross-cultural relationships in Uganda through Voluntourism

Diversity in Action

By Peter A. Vogel, CulturePrep Founder

A reality-check and poignant reminder about fortifying campus community came my way after leaving the customary debriefing session with a university client’s senior staff following the completion of a tense, month-long Campus Cross-Cultural Climate Assessment.

Still reeling with final data from the cross-cultural climate survey, historical attrition rates for students of color, and hauntingly clear memories of the face of a faculty member who shared her story of being an object of hate and intimidation – I departed the President’s Conference Room, and walked into a cold, snowy day.

I was soon warmly greeted by a group of students and faculty, who by outward appearance, represented a “mini United Nations” carrying grocery bags filled with box lunches.  Turns out they came together through their involvement in a campus service project to feed the homeless.

People, Diversity, Community – In Action.  Or as author, lecturer, and retreat leader Richard Rohr shares, “We don’t think ourselves into a new way of living, we live ourselves into a new way of thinking.”

CBS News: CulturePrep “authority on ways to initiate post election racial discussions on campus.”

cbs_news_logo“Reflections.” By Peter A. Vogel, CulturePrep Founder

Watching on TV the events of the inauguration unfold from my cabin in Colorado’s high-country, the hopes of American’s – of the world community – are equally high for improved cross-cultural relations.

Clearly, the election of President Barack Obama is both a step forward for America, and a catalyst for campuses and communities to engage in dialogues about what unites us and what divides us.

The time is ripe for offering forums – safe places – for campuses and communities to engage in a deeper connection between diverse groups of people. A chance to expose the obstacles to building authentic relationships. A chance to offer a counterbalance to the forces that perpetuate intolerance, aggression, and violence. A chance to affirm diversity-friendly people and places.