Center for Global Integrated Education
234 E. Alfred Dr.
Claremont California

Mission Statement

Center for Global Integrated Education, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: to develop, support, and promote integrated educational programs and materials; to foster the development of full human potential; encourage the preservation of global natural resources; and inspire the creation of unity among diverse peoples of the world.

Motivating Principles

We are inspired by many of the world’s spiritual luminaries and educators who taught us that human nature is fundamentally spiritual and that spiritual principles, which resonate with the human soul, provide an enormous motivational power for change and progress.

Who Are We?

We are a group of educators, environmental scientists, physical and mental health professionals, lawyers, and parents who are inspired by the conspicuous need to restructure educational systems around the world. We are dedicated to addressing these fundamental needs through establishment of a global non-profit organization.


Do We Listen, When we Listen and How We Listen? That is the Question.

A new friend recently moved into our community from across the globe. How could we connect and what could be the cement of our connection? I have learned that I cannot take any assumptions I might make as facts. Every individual is unique and has unique issues, joys and concerns. My first step is to ...

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Five Reasons Drawing Was Used to Enhance and Assess Students Integrated Education

Drawing mixed with writing was one of our students most welcome means of interpersonal as well as intrapersonal communication in Palomares Spiritual Empowerment program (PSEP). In our observation students not only enjoyed the process but also we noticed a much higher level of focus and concentration, cooperation vs competition, intergroup loving and caring support and ...

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Happiness Is In Your Tail; Try And Catch it!!

students of Palomares Spiritual Empowerment Program (PSEP) after reflection on their training and learning how it feels to be of service to others. One day a fox was passing by in the forest and saw her old friend dog chasing after its own tail. The fox was puzzled and asked the dog what is all ...

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Corporal Punishment; To do or Not To Do

The Baha’i Writings have been in the forefront of counseling and educating humanity, including parents and educators, on the examination of what is proper and effective discipline in the light of the purpose of bringing children up to be godlike spiritual beings. Baha’i teachings talks about the importance of some form of discipline and at ...

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Be Worthy of The Trust of Your Neighbor: Avoiding Plagiarism

The art of paraphrasing, sharing, using, referring to a source in without committing plagiarism, which is a serious violation, is complex and most important. Often students get into trouble not because they are dishonest but because they do not really know how to walk the walk. For Baha’i students, this is specially critical because, the ...

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Fascism in the Light of The Advent of Divine Justice!

Last Friday evening July 22, 2018, I was invited to speak at a gathering at Boone’s Hall in Scripps College called Under the Skin. The event was initiated by Micah Huang the son of the two professors at Claremont Colleges, Rachel and Hao Huang. The combination of music and stories shared was meant to heal ...

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CGIE accepts interns who are interested in its mission, can benefit from the internship and are able to make a contribution.



CGIE Empowerment Program is an after school integrated education program guided by the principle of oneness of all humanity...



Our Palomares Spiritual Empowerment Program has been in operation since March 2014...



CGIE has two separate programs we are currently offering, one for primary school age children and one for junior youth age 11-15.



Hamid Rastegar

Hamid Rastegar has a doctorate in environmental science and engineering from UCLA and is the President and CEO of Aspen Engineering Group ...

Heshmat Shariary

Was born in 1934. He is married and has three children. He received his MD Degree (1960) from Shiraz Medical School and specialization in Orthopedic...

Farideh Shariary

Received her nursing diploma (1969) in Romford, England. She did her operating room post training at the Middlesex Hospital London, Hospital for...

Mondana Najafabadi-Chong

Has been an attorney since 1991 and is licensed to practice law in the State of California and United States Federal courts. Her law firm’s primary...

Keyvan Geula, MS., LMFT

Mrs. Geula is a licensed, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, and Family Mediator in private practice in California. She specializes in the integration of...

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