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Mission Statement

The WorldBeat Cultural Center is a non-profit and multi-cultural organization in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA. We are dedicated to promoting, presenting and preserving the indigenous cultures of the world through music, art, education, culture and science. We strive to enhance the visibility of cultural artists of color, expand opportunities for cultural enrichment, and broaden the understanding of various world cultures. Through consciousness raising the WorldBeat Center promotes peace within our San Diego community. By providing a center with on going programs and services that nurture the spirit of children, youth and elderly. We stand for ''Unity in diversity'.


To learn more about the WorldBeat Center please visit our website at http://www.WorldBeatCenter.org


Average Review 7 reviews

Would you recommend WorldBeat Cultural Center?

by WorldBeat C. (Administrator for this Organization) (2018-03-15 16:59:56.0)
I've been volunteering with the WorldBeat Cultural Center since I was 18; almost 4 years now, and this organization has completely changed my life! From being a troubled youth to now a community leader in training. Volunteering at the WorldBeat Center is like being in school. Every day you learn something new from culture, music, meditation, mindfulness, nature, activism, food, health, and SO MUCH MORE. Learning straight from the great legend Makeda, the director and founder of WBC, she has taught me to embrace my past, acknowledge my culture, and live this life with integrity in honor of my ancestors. By volunteering at the WorldBeat Cultural Center I get to follow my dream and become the person I was born to be.
by Suchi G. (2017-12-23 16:31:31.0)
I applied through Volunteermatch and met Makeda and her humble, enthusiastic and multi-cultural team. Makeda is a wonderful force of nature, patient, affectionate, friendly and inspiring woman. The center is an interesting place to visit and spend your quality time. The ambiance is colorful and you can feel the positive energy flowing through. Very clean, well-organized and meticulously maintained. One WorldBeat Cafe is a main attraction. Cozy cafe, friendly staff, subsidized prices for FRESH VEGAN food. I am surprised people call and order their food and pick-it up on their way. So many regular 'lovers'!! I realized people have been visiting since many years. The center is like home to them as none behaves like a customer. You are welcome to visit and experience yourself.
by Mike S. from San Diego, CA (2015-06-30 10:34:55.0)
Very poor response to multiple inquiries. Seems like a flaky bunch.
by Emily B. from Tacoma, WA (2012-01-20 15:50:15.0)
The reason why is world beat center makes us understand different cultures.
by Annika V. (2010-01-18 16:38:12.0)
I really had no idea what to expect when I showed up to help with the Martin Luther King Day celebration, but everyone was incredibly welcoming and helpful. The other volunteers, both regulars and newbies like myself, were very easy to work with and made the time fly. This organization stands for a great cause and they are very professional and dedicated. I can't wait to volunteer with them again because my first experience was so amazing!