Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Alliance Francais d'Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • http://afdokc.org/

Mission Statement

The organization's mission is to teach French, promote and advocate for French language programs and to foster cultural and educational exchanges and partnerships that develop community between Central Oklahoma and the French-speaking world. Annually, its Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Program supports students in a two-week French immersion/exchange program.

Main Programs

  1. AFd’OKC Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

Central Oklahoma

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer since 1946

Self-reported

Volunteer Volunteer

Keywords

Self-reported

AFdOKC, Fellows Program, The Alliance, French, French class

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Also Known As

Alliance Française d'Oklahoma City

EIN

33-1207811

 Number

2159747958

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

International Student Exchange and Aid (Q22)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Accomplishments: 1. Sent six (6) high school students to France on research trip through Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Exchange Program. 2. Expanded Adult French language program by offering 3 additional course levels. 3. Increased enrollment in Children's French language classes to students, ages 5-11 years of age, on Saturdays throughout the school year and in July for a weeklong summer camp. 4. Maintained cultural leisure activities: Monthly Café Conversation for all levels of French-speakers Bi-monthly Book Club for advanced learners Fete des rois (January), Mardi Gras (February), Fellows' Presentations (April), Bastille Brunch Event (July), Meet & Mingle Event (September), Children's Chorale (December) and Fete de Noel Dinner (December) Expanded community outreach and awareness activities: After school French language enrichment program for students at Edgemere Elementary in OKC Conversational Class for parents of Reagan Elementary French immersion students in Norman. Crepes and Animated films (March) & French Teacher Appreciation Dinner (May) 5. Implemented rolling annual membership to encourage year-round growth and retain a steady number of members. Goals: 1. To increase number of high school and/or community college students from six (6) to eight (8) that we send to France through the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Program. 2. To obtain an office space and one (1) paid administrative assistant to help our all-volunteer board maintain and expand programs. 3. To implement a French language curriculum for adult classes that is aligned with the global standards of the Alliance Française. 4. To increase organization membership by 10%. 5. To cultivate current community partnerships and develop three (3) or more additional partnerships in central Oklahoma.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

AFd’OKC Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Program

Each year, l'Alliance Française d'Oklahoma City offers an exciting opportunity for metro-area French students. A select group of Oklahoma students is chosen to participate in a two-week research project while staying with French families and attending a French school. The program is open to central Oklahoma French students, ages 16 to 22, who attend public or private high schools, career technology centers, or community colleges.This program is a joint project between the Alliance Française d'Oklahoma City and the French Education Ministry with the support of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. A grant covers the costs of airline travel, lodging, and meals. Additional funding for the Oklahoma students is made possible through the generosity of the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Fellows Endowment.Additionally, two groups of students from France, one in fall and one in spring, come for two weeks to stay with American families of an area high school and to attend school while researching their topics.Alliance Française d'Oklahoma City is the only non-profit organization within the United states that offers a Fellows Program. Our mission is to encourage an international lifestyle and global awareness through a cultural exchange and academic study.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Other Named Groups

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

Central Oklahoma

Funding Needs

Needs: 1. To increase funding for Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Program in order to send additional Fellows to France. 2. To grow the endowment from $100K to $200K thereby generating additional funds to achieve incremental Fellows Program goals. 3. To generate revenue to provide for a permanent office, classrooms, an event space and a resource library. 4. To identify and recruit additional French speaking instructors for the expansion of adult and children's French language programs. 5. To increase publicity and awareness.

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Operations

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Alliance Francais d'Oklahoma

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Volunteer Volunteer

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Karen McChesney

Mustang Public Schools

Term: Jan 2013 - Dec 2016

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