Be the Peace – Be the Hope

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The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts is a proud founding partner of the “Be the Peace – Be the Hope” Educational and Healing Arts program. “Be the Peace Be the Hope” is a Social & Emotional Learning and Leadership and Community development arts integrated program that engages large number of children in at-risk environments (at-risk local schools, community centers, refugee camps) and aids in healing trauma, regaining hope, exploring strengths, and building a better future.

Through mindfulness, healing arts, personal growth and community development, we seek to directly address the negative social, emotional, and environmental factors that contribute to trauma, disengagement, delinquency, and academic failure in youth.

We also provide a platform that connect the youth with local and global communities (including refugee camps) so that they can be part of the positive change they wish to see in the world. We train the local teachers and follow up periodically to make sure the sustainability is ensured.  The assessment results show a positive change in lives of hundreds of children in a very short time. The assessment results show a positive change in lives of hundreds of children in a very short time (Increase of 20% in resilience, Increase of 15% in respect, increase of about 8-10%  for self-efficacy, relationships, creativity.)
Through the Be the Peace – Be the Hope Social and Emotional Learning platform, it is possible to give our students the tools to achieve better academic success, safer communities and build their sense of self and belonging.
The November 2017 – March 2018 “Be the Peace – Be the Hope” post-Harvey workshops are funded with the support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation along with our loyal sponsors Total ENGIE North America Schlumberger and Axens North America Inc.

Please watch the video below and visit to learn more about Be the Peace – Be the Hope. This program is led and supported by a collective of prominent Houston and International organizations including NGOs; Cultural Institutions; Community and Artistic non-profits; Private Institutions: Harris County Department of Education – Case for Kids, H.I.S.D., CFISD, Core Dance, Harris County Public Library, City of Houston, EliseCare, IEDA Relief, FotoFest International, The Menninger Clinic, Mindful Living, the Houston Galveston Institute, The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences, Prelude Music Foundation, Rice University, HCC, the Boniuk Foundation, Rice University – Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, Go Neighborhoods, The Alliance, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Pixels, The Aga Khan Foundation, The Taiwanese Heritage Society Houston, Houston-Nice Sister City Committee, UNA-USA, UNHCR, UHD, The Wide School.

Let us have a lasting impact with this very real mission by making a donation (tax deductible) to the citywide and international “Be the Peace – Be the Hope” Educational and Community Healing Art Program. Any donation, even the smallest one helps.

Support our Healing Arts and Educational Program by helping us raise funds for art supplies and documentation equipment!

We truly hope you will support these fantastic programs and help us create positive change that will truly change lives.

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