Global Education Coalition NYC

The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

254 West 31st Street, 7th floor

New York, NY  10001


Organizational Mission

Tanenbaum is a secular, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization that combats religious prejudice and builds respect for religious diversity by training professionals in schools, workplaces and health care facilities and by supporting the work of religious peacemakers in areas of armed conflict. Our programs help to prevent and reduce hatred and religious ignorance.  Tanenbaum’s Education program develops and supports educators in the creation of inclusive classroom environments where they can address religion in a manner that is relevant to their students, appropriate for their particular school, and applicable to content area across all grade levels.

Geographic Location for Services

Local, National and International

Target Population

Educators working with students in grades K-12; Pre-service educators; after school program facilitators; educational leadership.

Formal/Information Education

Tanenbaum offers formal professional development trainings for teachers and afterschool educators.  We provide literacy based, standards referenced curricula for use in all school and afterschool settings, for students grades K-12. Informally we make individual lessons available for free download on our website.

Educational Services

Cultivating Global Citizenship:  Tanenbaum’s 36 hour intensive educator course, currently offered through the NYC DOE After School Professional Development Program, teaches educators how to establish inclusive learning environments and adapt their curricula so that their students learn to engage successfully as global citizens.

•     World Olympics:  K-6 curriculum emphasizing fair play, inclusion and respect.
•     COEXIST:  Tanenbaum’s conflict resolution curriculum for grades 9-12.
•     Interreligious Understanding Guidebook:  Adaptable lessons and activities.
•     Religions in my Neighborhood—Coming Soon!  K-4 curriculum to help children understand and appreciate social and cultural differences in their communities.

Online Resources:  To foster conversation and encourage critical inquiry
•     Prepare New York Fact Sheets, Conversation Questions and Guidelines:
•     Park51 Curriculum Guide and Factsheets:

Interactive Trainings and Workshops
•     Seven Principles for Building Inclusive After-School Programs
•     Bringing the World Olympics to Your Classroom
•     The December Dilemma:  Planning Inclusive Activities Around the Holiday
•     Religious Diversity in the Classroom: webinar series in partnership with Teaching Tolerance


Mark Fowler
Director of Programs
212-967-7707 Ext. 135


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