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.


PEP Is Growing a Village One Family at a Time

From the onset of our Palomares Empowerment program, we knew that real education will not be possible without inviting the support and collaboration of school, community, and our student’s families. indeed; “Every child is potentially the light of the world—and at the same time its darkness; wherefore must the question of education be accounted as ...

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PEP Presents at the Home of Federal Judge

Dearest friends and supporters of Palomares Empowerment/Transformative Mediation Program As many of you know, we have another honor and invitation by Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to speak at her weekly Baha’i information gathering at her house in Pasadena. Some of you know that Judge ...

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Growth Mindset and the Role of Affirmation and Prayer in Empowering Youth

    This year PEP is offering its program as an in-school every day curriculum. The Empowerment program is integrated with a transformative mediation training. To create the transformative aspects of the curriculum we have selected a simple and concise mediation training program designed by Fairfax County Public School Department of Special Services called Ten ...

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PEP is Now an in School Youth Empowerment/Transformative Mediation Program!

Last spring, Principal Dr. Beal asked the Palomares Empowerment Program (PEP) if we could consider offering a CGIE Empowerment Program as part of the school curriculum. The advantages of offering a program in the school curriculum are numerous and include the following:   The students will be attending the program with maximum rate of attendance. ...

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Stories for Social Justice & Community Building & Workbook Material

As a parent, a community builder, and psychotherapist, I have been enchanted with the story of birth song for many years and I have shared it with my clients and trainees. The story has been specially appealing to me due to my own personal history as a Baha’i parent and grand parent and community member. ...

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Have you Ever Told A Story?

PEP students are learning that telling stories are hard but a powerful art for connecting and conducting meaningful social discourse. The phenomenon of telling and listening to stories is as old as the history of civilization. The great civilizers of humanity; its divine teachers have used storytelling to educate and transform human reality. The stories ...

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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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