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 neuroscience, 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 our public-school students with local and global communities (including refugee camps and orphanages) 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. We recorded up to

  • 60% decrease in anxiety and depression
  • 36% increase in physical & emotional safety
  • 43% increase in healthier relationships
  • 50% increase in self-efficacy
  • 75% increase in respect
  • 80% increase in resilience
  • and 100% increase in creative thinking.
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 including 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; Mental Health organizations, Community and Artistic non-profits; Private Institutions including: 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 School of Science and Technology School District, The Wide School.

Let us have a lasting impact with this very real mission by making a donation (tax deductible) to the “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, workshops and 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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