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Octber 21, 2016Know Your Classmates DayA Project of Beyond Differences and ingA Project of Beyond Differences and ing

Our Partners

Beyond Differences is honored to work with ING in creating this innovative curriculum as both our organizations envision a world in which people of diverse backgrounds are understood and respected.

Face-to-face interaction is important to changing perceptions and building a more inclusive world. Know Your Classmates brings powerful curriculum and peer-to-peer programs to the classroom.- Maha Elgenaidifounder & CEO of INGSocial isolation is growing problem in our schools, some of it fueled by messages that divide people based on their heritage or beliefs. I'm proud that our new curriculum, Know Your Classmates,‚Äč ‚Äčteaches students to respect, accept and value one another regardless of their differences.- Laura TalmusCo-founder & Executive Director, Beyond Differences

Special thanks to:

  • Laura Talmus, Co-founder and Executive Director, Beyond Differences
  • Maha Elgenaidi, Founder and CEO, Islamic Networks Group
  • Air Gallegos, Director of Student Programs and Curriculum, Beyond Differences
  • Ameena Jandali, Co-founder and Director of Curriculum, ING
  • Hala Hijazi, Chair of SF Mayor Lee and District Attorney Gascon's AMEMSA Committees
  • Barbara Zamost, Media Relations, Beyond Differences
  • Ali Taghavi, Communications Director, ING

Organizational Partners

We're also thrilled to be partnering with the following organizations on this project:

  • California School Employees Association
  • Changing Perspectives
  • Huckleberry Youth Programs
  • Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Marin Interfaith Council
  • NYC Department of Education
  • Sandy Hook Promise
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