The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts' team wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving

The TFAA team is most thankful for your continuous support, and being able to spread Hope throughout the community. 

With gratitude,
TFAA team 
Be the Peace- Be the Hope's
Hurricane Harvey relief workshops
Thanks to the support of the Greater Houston Community Foundation and our loyal sponsors, the TFAA Be the Peace-Be the Hope (BTPBTH) team is implementing its 8-9 session social & emotional healing arts program to over 750 H.I.S.D. students who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Our results-driven positive identity leadership workshops will aid H.I.S.D. students in healing post-Harvey trauma, regaining Hope, exploring strengths, and building a better future. 

The workshops are set to start December 4th at Wisdom High School, and will continue until March 2018 at various H.I.S.D. schools.

BTPBTH addresses the negative social, emotional, and environmental factors contributing to trauma, disengagement, delinquency, and academic failure. Several of the schools approached us and the program was modified to suit their needs.
Be the Peace- Be the Hope's collaboration
with H.I.S.D. Multilingual Programs Department 
We are excited to announce our collaboration with HISD’s Multilingual Programs Department!

Recently, Be the Peace- Be the Hope trained H.I.S.D. Program specialists by providing them with social & emotional learning tools, which they can also share with students and teachers they work with. 

Developing skills for managing emotional and social behavior is important for the student’s emotional and psychological wellbeing, and for their teachers as well. Our BTPBTH program, allows students and teachers to create a safe space where they can discover and express their talents, aspirations, dreams and hope through social-emotional learning and character building.

Watch the Be the Peace- Be the Hope
H.I.S.D. Training video here 

Visit BTPBTH at:
Twitter: @BePeaceBeHope
Instagram: @BePeaceBeHope
The TFAA team meets 
Samuel Marie

Samuel Marie is a tetraplegic from France, who is currently on a world tour in the first Handi Road Trip "Sam Fait Rouler" to study accessibility and mobility. 

He is starting out in North America, and plans to visit 16 countries in three continents to see how society includes people in wheelchairs and adapts the environment to facilitate their mobility. The main goal is to implement best practices in France and partnerships abroad.

Samuel visited the TFAA office, and received a message of Hope from one of our H.I.S.D. students who is a part of the Be the Peace-Be the Hope program. 

Visit for more information about his project & tour. 
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Mrs. Karine Parker
Executive & Program Director

Patricia Rozenberg
Project Manager

Kristina Olguin