A gala to support the French language in South Florida [fr]
Ever since its creation in 1987, FIPA (French International Program Association) has been playing an important role in South Florida by acting as a link between French authorities, parents and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools representatives, and playing a very operational role supporting the French International Studies program.
The association has thus succeeded in funding French teachers positions in South Florida, as well as the purchase of educational materials, books and school supplies.
FIPA works in 4 schools: Sunset and Coconut Grove elementary schools, Carver Middle School and ISCHS middle and high schools. it represents today more than 300 families and close to 850 students.
The annual gala, its most important fundraising, allows this nonprofit association to continue its work within these establishments and support its projects.
Roger Pardo, President of FIPA, states that last year the amount of raised funds enabled the association to contribute to the salaries of teachers at the primary school of Sunset as well as ISCHS middle school and high school. It also allowed the opening of a French section in the library at the Coconut Grove elementary school.
To purchase books and videos for the students of Coconut or even to realize the project of recruiting teachers’ assistants for these schools, FIPA invites you to its Grand Gala Soiree.
Date and time: April 12th at the Consul General’s residence in Miami.
Article modified on May 28, 2014.