About us

WHO WE ARE

The Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix is a non-profit organization. It is part of the Alliance Française global network that dates from 1883, when the Alliance Française de Paris was created. Today, there are over 1,135 Alliances Française chapters working in 138 countries across the globe. We all share a common mission of promoting the French language and Francophone cultures, in order to foster positive relations between Francophones and Francophiles of all ethnicities and nationalities. Currently, there are over 117 Chapters in the USA and Puerto Rico. The Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix is represented by its General Delegation at the French embassy in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to encourage the study of French language, and to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone cultures through educational programs and cultural events. Our goal is to promote understanding and friendship among people who share these interests.

OUR BOARD

President

 Janine Bobin

Finance

Manuel Donnay

Secretary

David Houvion

Directors

Nathan Fidel, Julie Yachera, Laurent Ramiere

OUR STAFF

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  • Director of Education: Celina Hayes
  • Director Finance & Administration: Rena G. Ghazanfari
  • Communication & website: Linda Leprovost
  • Teachers: Sylvie Carasso, Catherine Couanet, Armelle Francoise, Nasrin Ghavami, Virginie Bordier, Virginie Labourdette & Eva Rosevear
  • Library: Christiane Chenault, Ann Culhane
  • ASU Intern: Magda Rodriguez