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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CulturePrep’s Peter Vogel and NBC Denver Channel 9′s Tawnya Rush serving CultureCakes at Ten Thousand Villages

Leaves Fall When the Sun Stays Closer to Our Horizon

By Gerard A. Cox, Associate Professor in the School of Liberal Arts, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Retired in 2001 as an executive administrator after spending ten years as an associate academic dean (1969-1979) and then twenty-two years (1979-2001) as the college’s chief student affairs officer

It’s never too late. It’s true. We often try to convince ourselves that nothing will change. Not so. As sure as the seasons glide from one to another, change occurs on a regular basis. As an old acquaintance used to say, “Just wait. Change is coming ‘round the corner.” Sure, we can see ourselves in seasonal changes, but there are more dynamic changes waiting to happen all the time. The other day I came across a “tip sheet” on the Internet. I wasn’t looking for it. It was just there. Written by CulturePrep’s Peter A. Vogel, it seemed to be awaiting my attention. It was both short and had the nerve to boast, “10 Ways to Get Started Establishing a Diversity-Friendly Environment.” I couldn’t resist the challenge to read it. What appealed most to me was it began by hitting me between the eyes. Vogel wasted no time in telling me that change begins with me. To start I need to “conduct a personal cross-cultural inventory” of my own prejudice, intolerance and assumptions. This also includes admitting to cross-cultural skeletons hanging out in my closet. Don’t just point your finger at them he advises. Resolve to bring about change. Get rid of them. Change will not come until I can forgive others and myself for harmful attitudes and behaviors. Trying to make these changes is rough. “Habits never give up without a fight.” But I need to move on. Progress will come from continual cross-cultural assessment of personal behavior and thinking. Leave the past. Concentrate on how I think and act in the present and how my future is different because of the ways in which I change my disposition. Together with colleagues I should encourage activities within our community, especially with students that help to bring about interaction with people of difference. It will take time. Change will come, if I persist in facilitating intentional change. If I have the courage, I’ll ask a valued other (friend, spouse, or colleague) to help me monitor my attitudes and behaviors over time. I’ll ask that valued other to hold me accountable for what I say and do to help trod underfoot the vestiges of greener days.

There are things “the workplace” (college or corporation) can do to help create a diversity-friendly environment of each of us. But, as significant as such activities are (an internal oversight committee, ongoing assessments and evaluations, recognition for individuals and departments for achieving cross-cultural objectives) real change begins with me. How I change will ultimately help define the working community of which I am part. Ah, yes, John Donne, “No man is an island.” Thank you for always being there to remind me. We are indeed all a part of the mainland, a fact for which I’m grateful.