WHAT IS AN ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE?
Translated to “French Alliance,” there are 1040 Alliance chapters established in 136 countries, with 136 chapters in the United States. The first of all Alliances was established in Paris with the official Federation is based in Chicago, and the Delegation based in Washington. They are all cultural centers that promote the French language and cultures.
OUR CHAPTER; IN PROVIDENCE SINCE 1901
The Alliance Française de Providence was established in 1901, and is the third oldest Alliance in America. Its mission is to share cultural diversity with French language and heritage while creating strong ties of friendship with the surrounding American community. The Alliance is a 501c3 Rhode Island Corporation and serves as a community center offering language classes and social activities. Children, teenagers and adults study French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Haitian Creole and other languages through classes, workshops, movie nights, concert series, and lectures.
Under the direction of its 18 board members, the Alliance moved to its permanent residence at 928 Smith Street in Providence in 2010 , and is one of few chapters in the country with its own residence. It successes are attributed to support from the community, its members, and volunteers.
Who Are We?
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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