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, 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 from support from the community, its members, and volunteers.         

About Us

Who Are We?

Dominique Grégoire

Executive Director

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Flavien Collet

President

Paul Lietar

Vice President

Mimi Freeman

Assistant Treasurer

Greg Olinynk

Treasurer

Cyrielle Faivre

Secretary

James McIlWain

Assistant Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Manley Baker

Rym Bel Kefi

Demetria Carr

Aghiles Chelil

Gandhi Drak

Carole Figuet

Russ Frates

Catherine Hanni

Petra Jenkins

Sharon McKain

Janet Germano

Leave of Absence

Henry Majewski

Emeritus

 

Location

928 Smith Street

Providence, RI

02908

Contact Us

Tel: (401) 272-6243

Email: contact @afprovidence.org

Hours

Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm 

Tuesday: 11:00am-6:00pm 

Wednesday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm 

 

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The Alliance Française de Providence is a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution.