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Join us in bringing the power of bilingual education to children everywhere.


Join us in bringing the power of bilingual education to children in NYC public schools!

The French Dual Language Program, an initiative of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation, provides high-quality bilingual education to children in public schools across New York City. Currently 1,300 students are served by this program but the need is far greater with 22,000 children living in French-speaking homes with little or no access to education in French.

In 2013, a campaign was launched to raise $ 2.8 million and reach 7,000 children within the next five years. Funding will go directly to develop new programs in underserved areas where many francophone families live and to bolster the existing programs.

To date, $250,000 has been raised thanks to generous individuals, foundations, corporations and public institutions. These funds currently support 11 participating schools. A new middle & high school in Brooklyn is being added to the list as it will offer French dual language as part of its International Baccalaureate program, for free.

We invite you to join us in this bilingual revolution and support multi-cultural and global education for our youngest citizens of tomorrow.

 

Where do contributions go?

1) Expanding the French Dual Language Program to more schools.
By opening to more schools that do not yet have programs, we can create a strong impact for the ever-growing number of francophone and francophile families and communities in New York City.

2) Attracting great teachers.
We will provide grants for teachers to become qualified and certified in bilingual education. This guarantees a larger pool of qualified teachers to match the expansion of dual language programs.

3) The purchase of French books.
All dual language programs need a steady stream of new French books and resources, and require the purchase of large quantities of specific books.

 

What to give?

The estimated cost per student is $400 per year.

By contributing up to $80, you provide books and resources for one dual language student for a year.

By contributing $500, you fund a teacher’s professional development for a year

By contributing $2,000 - $12,000, you become an integral member of a school’s community. Your contribution will create scholarships to support new student-teachers and provide books and resources for countless students.

 

How to give?

• A check donation.
Please make checks payable to "FACE" and indicate "French Dual Language Program" in the memo line.

FACE Foundation
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075

• Donate online at your own convenience at
donatenow.networkforgood.org/face

Thank you for your support !
Un grand merci pour votre soutien !

FACE Foundation / French DLP Team

 

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The French Dual Language Program is an initiative of FACE Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
The program is overseen by an Advisory Committee of engaged parents and educators.

 


How the money is used.
Featuring three concrete actions:

The funds raised helped purchase the ¨La Petite Bibilotheque¨ program to 7 public schools which offer a French dual language program. This program includes a selection of 40 French children books from around the world, as well as a set of activities, a poster map of the Francophone world, and pedagogical resources which were created specifically as on the books.

The funds raised helped provide a scholarship to 6 Master's students in bilingual education so that they could finish their program faster and obtain the required New York State certification and Bilingual Extension to teach in dual language programs. A new campaign is underway and we hope to provide up to 10 scholarships this year.

The funds raised helped organize three 2-hour teacher development workshops at the French Embassy and one day-long seminar at PS58 in Brooklyn where all the teachers working in French dual language programs in New York City were able to work together for the first time. These teachers who represented 7 different schools were able to share resources and exchange on various dual-language classroom management issues.

 


About the Program

Started in 2007 with one teacher and a class of 24 students in Brooklyn, French-English Dual-Language Programs in New York City Public Schools have since grown to serve over 1,000 students with over 50 teachers in six elementary schools and two middle schools throughout the city.

These unique classes use both French and English in the classroom for all general studies areas, starting in Kindergarten and continuing, eventually, through high school.

The programs are comprised of French, Francophone and American students, offering a very multicultural and diverse atmosphere and unique learning environment inside the classroom.

The French-English Dual Language Programs have achieved enormous success in New York and are still growing to accommodate the rising number of interested families in the city.

 


Contact

Fabrice JAUMONT, PhD
Program Officer

Tel: 212 439 1436
fdlp@face-foundation.org

 





It's official !


The School For International Studies will become New York City's First French Dual Language Program 6-12 International Baccalaureate Program.

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FACE Foundation


972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075