These young Syrian school boys in Homs were about to face a horrific, inexplicable civil war.

Our Mission

Cultural Jambalaya is a photography-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote understanding and respect for all cultures. Cultural Jambalaya aims to celebrate cultural differences — and similarities — while benefiting nonprofit organizations and schools.

2019 Cultural Jambalaya Diversity Awards

Nominate someone for a 2019 Diversity Award! The Awards, which honor those who have made a positive difference by advancing multiculturalism or ethnic diversity in their communities, will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, Minn. The deadline for nominations is May 10, 2019.

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Windows & Mirrors: America

Cultural Jambalaya is expanding its educational programming to focus on America. Windows & Mirrors: AMERICA highlights the diverse cultural makeup of and cultural contributions by all Americans.

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Windows & Mirrors: Minnesota

Windows & Mirrors: MINNESOTA features four key ingredients that contribute to Minnesota’s diverse culture.

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Invest in Cultural Education

Your support allows us to create educational programming and materials that broaden our world views and help us learn more about our diverse multicultural society. Cultural Jambalaya believes the more we know about each other’s history, culture and religion, the more understanding we can become of one another. 


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Become a Sustaining Partner

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The Latest

Video greeting by Peter Yarrow of the legendary Peter, Paul & Mary

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We were in the Star Tribune

Cultural Jambalaya was featured in the Star Tribune
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Windows & Mirrors: Religion & Spirituality

Windows & Mirrors: Religion & Spirituality now available
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District 287 partners with Cultural Jambalaya

to provide cultural education resources to more than 200 school districts. Learn More »

Cultural Jambalaya was featured on Teaching Traveling, a national education blog

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President Jimmy Carter greets attendees of Cultural Jambalaya’s Fall Event

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WCCO talks Cultural Jambalaya with Gail Shore

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Here’s what celebrity Andrew Zimmern has to say about Cultural Jambalaya

“Cultural Jambalaya and I share the same values about our place in the world,” said Andrew Zimmern. Read More »