About Us

Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Its mission is to support the expression and humanity of children. Read more.

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Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC. Its mission is to support the expression and humanity of children. We host  two annual events which bring together diverse groups of people to celebrate children and honor the human spirit. We are initiating new programs and expanding our efforts to have a more significant impact in our community and in the world. We have begun development on a series of books celebrating the expression of young people. We are in the early stages of plans to  conduct an international essay contest.

The organization has been a Point of Light and has received local and international press. This is a nonprofit run by volunteers.

Essay Contest

Every spring, Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence sponsors the “Celebration of Youth” essay contest, which is open to DC public school students in grades four through nine. The essay themes encourage students to examine their thoughts and feelings around their personal experiences. Students are asked to write about their lives in their own voices. Prominent media figures and authors are the judges, and people across the city gather to hear the finalists read their prize-winning essays. Winners and finalists are awarded money, a certificate and congratulatory letters from well known national and international people.

Holiday Event: Underprivileged Children Bring Cheer to the Elderly

Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence hosts an annual holiday event, where low-income and homeless children and families affiliated with the Community of Hope sing Christmas carols and holiday songs to the elderly at the Washington Center for Aging Services, a nursing home in northeast DC.

The children make holiday cards to give to the elderly as they sing. After that, the children and volunteers carpool to a private home in northwest Washington where they eat lunch, play games, hear stories, and open donated gifts.

We gather holiday gifts for children of all ages and their moms. To learn more, please click here.