About Us

Helping children to learn about one another through art and global citizenship.

Creating opportunities for global understanding through art between schools in the United States and abroad.  The children create and share art as a way to get to know one another and their cultures with the intention of finding commonalities and acknowledging the strength in their differences.

Community Building- Reflecting on how our interactions will instill greater understanding between different communities.

Leadership - Developing  opportunities for children to find and express their voices.

Environmentally Conscious - Prioritizing the use of nature and arts that preserve and respect the environment and children's cultures.

​Open-mindedness - Acknowledging that there is learning in every moment to implement positive change in oneself and the world.

Creativity - Exposing children to the arts to assist with their socio-emotional growth and academic success. ​

HistoryYear One (2011) - Intercultural exchange between the Ethical Culture Fieldston School (ECFS)and UBINIG Tangail Nayakrishi Andolan Center.  Art gifts exchanged.

Year Two (2012) - Intercultural exchange between the ECFS and UBINIG Tangail.  Art gifts exchanged.

Year Three (2013) - Intercultural exchange between the ECFS and UBINIG Tangail.  ECFS incorporates Bangladesh arts lesson into curriculum.  UBINIG Ishwardi Nayakrishi Andolan Center partnership established.

Year Four (2014) - Intercultural exchange between the ECFS and UBINIG Tangail.  Art gifts exchanged.  Organized art workshops at UBINIG Ishwardi and Tangail.  Mohammadi Group Sharaf's Pathshala and Goddard School (Vernon Hills) partnership formed.

Founder

Marvin D. Cabrera Founder

Marvin has over 20 years experience creating and directing education programs that have helped youth change their life trajectories. As an…

Our Fabulous Teachers

Shubho Saha specializes in printmaking. A graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Shubho teaches at our Khilkhet site.

Shubho Saha Teaching Artist

Shubho Saha specializes in printmaking. A graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Shubho teaches at our Khilkhet site.

Shimul Saha

Shimul Saha Teaching Artist

Shimul Saha specializes in sculpture. Shimul is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka teaches at our…

Alok Rajbongshi

Alok Rajbongshi Teaching Artist

Alok Rajbongshi specializes in sculpture. Alok is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka and teaches at…

Jesmin Jahan Jhuma

Jesmin Jahan Jhuma Teaching Artist

Jesmin Jahan Jhuma specializes in drawing and painting. Jhuma is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka…

Md. Aminul Islam Ashik

Md. Aminul Islam Ashik Teaching Artist

Md. Aminul Islam Ashik specializes in sculpture. Ashik is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka and…

Our Partners

UBINIG Partner Organization

UBINIG is a policy and action research organization in Bangladesh, formed in 1984 by a group of activists to support the peoples’…

Goddard School (Vernon Hills) Partner School

Goddard School (Vernon Hills)  is under the auspices of the Goddard Systems, Inc. founded in 1988, provides the optimal environment for children’s social…

Sharaf’s Pathshala Partner School

Sharaf’s Pathshala a concern of “Sharaf Memorial Trust” run by “Mohammadi Group” was founded on April 18, 2005 to provide free…

The Ethical Culture Fieldston School Partner School

Ethical Culture Fieldston School (ECFS) was established in 1878 as a free kindergarten called the Workingman’s School, by the Ethical Culture…