HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HEARTFELT THANK YOU!

Dear Sponsors, Patrons, Members, Partners, Educators, Students, Volunteers and Friends,

The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts' team wishes you and your loved ones all the Happiness, Peace and Hope that this festive season brings and we want to thank you for your continuous support to our programs.
In 2017, the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts helped over 1,500 children through its Be The Peace – Be The Hope, From A Space To A Place and Open the Door programs. 
We could not have done it without you.
We are happy to share with you our latest short video about our Be the Peace - Be the Hope Social & Emotional Alliance program:
 
 
 
 
As we move into 2018 our commitment to bring more Peace and more Hope to youth in Houston, France and around the world continues. We hope to have you by our side in our mission to bridging cultures and empowering children through our creative programs.
Bonne année et merci du fond du coeur,
Warmest regards,
The TFAA team

If you wish to sponsor a school, a classroom or a student, please see below!
 
 
 
 
 
Be the Peace- Be the Hope's
Hurricane Harvey relief workshops
 
 
 
 
Thanks to the support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Arts Access Initiative and our loyal sponsors (including Engie, Total, Schlumberger, Axens), the TFAA Be the Peace-Be the Hope (BTPBTH) team has already implemented its Post-Harvey 9 session social & emotional healing arts program to over 250 H.I.S.D. students at Wisdom High School and Emerson Elementary. Our results-driven positive identity leadership workshops aids H.I.S.D. students in healing post-Harvey trauma, regaining Hope, exploring strengths, and building a better future. 
Stage 1 of the workshops 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. 
 
 
 
 
Grateful for our partnership with Emerson Elementary and it committed team. As one of our talented Emerson students said: "There is Love in Trust."
 
 
 
 
 
Grateful for our partnership with Wisdom High School and it committed team. They definitely are the Peace, they are the Hope we wish to see in the world.
 
 
 
 
Be the Peace- Be the Hope's collaboration
with Le Secours Populaire Français
 
 
 
 
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Le Secours Populaire Francais!

In December, our Texan-French Alliance for the Arts Be the Peace - Be the Hope team implemented its Social & Emotional Healing Arts workshops at Wisdom High School. 

At the end of the program, over 200 at-risk students from Wisdom HS were honored for their hope and courage to create a more positive future for themselves, their family and community.
The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of New Americas granted Citizenship Month certificates to the students who participated in the Harvey relief Texan-French Alliance for the Arts – Be the Peace – Be the Hope Alliance program.
Through art and humanities, Wisdom High School students expressed the dreams they want to make a reality in their new home country.  Le Secours Populaire Francais decided to support our celebration of Hope. Why? Because they care about Houston and its youth that had been impacted by Harvey. Because their mission is to fight injustice and poverty and bring education where it is the most needed. The Secours Populaire Deputy Director, Corinne Makowski, and Jordan Dusenge travelled from France to attend the event. Principal Trinh and Anne Sung, Wisdom High School Board Director, The Consul General of France in Houston, Alexis Andres, The Lycee International de Houston Director, Karine Pousset accompanied by 8 international students, Sam Merchant representing Congressman Al Green, The City of Houston representatives, Patrick Davis, Mariam Haddad from Performance English, and Ahmed and Ilham Yaqot, attended the event as well.
The workshops were led our by our international team of educators, therapists, artists, social workers, and translators and were supported by many professionals.
Special thanks to Patricia Rozenberg, Kristina Olguin, Dimitri Pilenko, Brooke Summers-Perry, Eisha Khan, Amanda Howard, Michael Martin, Patricia Pilenko, Helia Forouzan, Karine Trochet, Sarah Miorin, Abdullah Khan, Shellee Coley, Laura Licato, Pasteur Paul, Mohammed Khorsheed, Fatima Cuevas, Ghalib Abbas, Bertin Mulinda Shambo, Rami Yassir, Cherie Devine, Jose Camero, Mary Anne Pennington, Guy Attia, Erik Calderon and Karine Parker-Lemoyne as well as to Wagma Isaqzoy, Principal Trinh, Shirin Herman, Terry Armstrong, Ms. Rhodes, Ms Goodwin, Mr. Reed, Ms. Ahn, Mrs. Fletcher, Ms. Paulus, Mr. Schmidt, Hadia Mawlawi, Faiza Lalila, the Alliance for Multicultural services, and the YMCA. 

Visit BTPBTH at: bepeacebehope.org
Twitter: @BePeaceBeHope
Instagram: @BePeaceBeHope
 
 
 
 
The TFAA team is also proud to share its first post-Harvey "Open the Door" door featuring the messages of Hope of the Wisdom High School students embedded in a design created by the talented Mary Anne Pennington. More doors to come...
 
 
 
 
 
 
IF YOU WANT TO ADOPT A SCHOOL, A CLASSROOM OR A STUDENT
PLEASE CONTACT US!
$120 WILL PROVIDE THE 8 TO 9 BE THE PEACE - BE THE HOPE
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL HEALING ARTS WORKSHOPS FOR ONE STUDENT 

It takes a team to make a change...
 
 
 
 
Want to join the movement and make a difference?
 
 
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TFAA PARTNERS INCLUDE:

Agape Development, Aga Kahn Foundation, The Alliance for Multicultural Services, Avance Houston, Avenue CDC/Go Neighborhoods, Awty International School, Azerbaijan Center, Blaffer Art Museum, CFISD, Change Happens, City ArtWorks, The City of Houston, Driven Theater, Emerson Elementary, Eyeful Art, Education Française Greater Houston (EFGH), Et Voila Theatre, Fotofest Literacy through Photography, The French Consulate in Houston, Harris County Public Library, Harris County Department of Education – Case for Kids, The Houston Fine Art Fair, The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Public Library, Houston Storytellers Guild, Houston-Nice Sister City, H.I.S.D., Houston Media Source, IEDA Relief, iEducate USA, India House, Innovate At Work, Inprint, LoneStar College, Lycee International de Houston, LULAC, Mark White Elementary, Marshall Middle School, Midtown Management District, Neighborhood Centers Inc., Pixels, Rice University, The Rice Boniuk Institute, the Rothko Chapel,  The Secours Populaire, Sister Cities of Houston, Southeast Houston Taiwanese Heritage Society of Houston, Transformation Alliance, Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers, The Post Oak school, the University of Houston-Downtown, The University of Houston, UNA-USA, UNHCR, Virtuosi of Houston, Volunteer Houston, Vox Culture, Westchester Academy for International Studies, Wisdom High School, The W.I.D.E. School (previously Little Wonders Learning Center), and YMCA.

 
 
 
 
Contact Us and Visit our Website:
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Karine Parker
Executive & Program Director
info@texanfrenchalliance.org

Dimitri Pilenko
HR Support
 
 
 
 
Patricia Rozenberg
Project Manager


Kristina Olguin 
Communication
 
 
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