How We Do It

(Services and Programs)


Cultural Proficiency Assessment, Consultation, and Training:

We create individualized training programs in social responsibility, cultural proficiency, and conflict resolution to meet the unique multicultural needs and challenges of organizations, schools, and businesses (certification programs available.)  

Walk A Mile In My Shoes: A Refugee Camp Simulation:

This mock refugee camp provides a dynamic three-hour learning experience that casts participants into the role of refugees as they flee their home countries in search of safety and hope. We offer one large-scale annual simulation event for school groups, corporate teams, and the community, as well as small, on-site simulations for schools, groups, and businesses.

Cultural “Deep Dives”:

Participants gain richer understanding into our community’s major immigrant/refugee populations through immersion tours, which include international guest speakers and onsite learning experiences in various ethnic neighborhoods, restaurants, and/or businesses. Hear powerful stories and learn about different cultures while celebrating the international community’s contributions to the beauty and diversity of our community.

Global Tables:

The Global Table brings diverse people together around the universal language of food. Come break bread, share stories, and learn about different countries’ customs and cuisines.

A Collaboratory for Global Citizenship

Jud Hendrix

Paula Caffer 

Aimee Zaring 

Our staff

Becoming Culturally Proficient and Globally Competent

Stacy Shipman

Martin Brooks

Global Commons

Connie Foss 

Amory Alvey

OUR MISSION:


Global Commons bridges the Louisville area’s international and local communities by facilitating transformative educational opportunities to cultivate global citizenship.


WHO WE ARE:


Global Commons, a part of the non-profit Global Human Project, is a group of education practitioners dedicated to sharing our vast cross-cultural expertise in fostering culturally proficient citizens, thus creating a more welcoming and engaged community.



Are you . . .


. . . a business or organization needing professional assistance in creatively and effectively training employees to be culturally proficient and welcoming of diversity?

. . . a teacher looking for engaging educational opportunities to cultivate global awareness and citizenship in your students?

. . . a citizen of the Louisville area wanting to cultivate a more welcoming and hospitable community for our international neighbors?

If so, we can help!


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