Heather & Chris Kunorillo
Children Mending Hearts (CMH), a 501 c(3) non profit, is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth through educational and arts programs that build empathy and global citizenry. Through our Global Arts Programming that has reached over 10,000 children, we introduce students to cultures around the world with the hope that they will be inspired to effect change in their own community and around the world! CMH is excited to bring its programming to Minneapolis for the first time! This campaign in partnership with Beacons Minneapolis and the Somali Museum of Minneapolis, is to create and launch a brand new curriculum that will teach students about the long running conflicts in Somalia, including the civil war that forced tens of thousands of Somalis to migrate to America. Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to approximately 60,000 Somali immigrants, making it especially important for local students to learn more about the country and its culture.