I. French Heritage Education Classes
Michael, 55376. Time: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon. To register contact Heidi Dehmer at 763-497-6550. Website is www.stma.ce.eleyo.com.
2016 Minnesota History with a French Accent
March 1, 8, 15 and 22: Nokomis Library at 5100 34th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Contact persons to register for classes are Patricia Hastreiter at Patty.Hastreiter@mpls.k12.mn.us or Amy McNally, Senior Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3 to 24: Maple Grove “Minnesota with French Accent” classes at the Maplewood Community Center. Four classes from 10 a.m. to noon. Please contact Linda Moser (email@example.com) and Judy Lambert (SPPR1003@comcast.net)
2015 Minnesota History with a French Accent– This four week course will cover as follows: Week One: Minnesota’s early French Explorers, Pioneers and Metis and Fur Traders; Week Two: Minnesota’s Early Settlers; Week Three: Ethnic Tensions facing French in Minnesota, and Week Four: The Richness of our French-American Heritage in Minnesota. Classes will be held April 13 to May 4th and again on Tuesday evenings from November 3rd to November 24th, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lake Harriet School, 4912 Vincent Ave South, Minneapolis.
Classes were held on June 5, 12, 19 and 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Washburn Library in Minneapolis, 5244 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Instructors will be Jerry Foley, Mark Labine, Pierre Girard, and Dick Bernard.
To register for these classes, please contact the following
Lake Harriet School Class in April: Gary Wineman, Community School Coordinator email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Lake Harriet Adult Enrichment Programs, Minneapolis Community Education |Minneapolis Public Schools p: 612.668.3330 | f: 612.668.3320
Washburn Library Class in June: Patricia Hastreiter, Coordinator, email: Patty.Hastreiter@mpls.k12.mn.us Minneapolis Community Education Enrichment Program, The Minneapolis program website is www.mplscommunityed.com. Patricia’s phone number is 612-668-5095.
II. French-American Heritage Foundation Les Voyageurs of Concordia Language Villages Scholarship
Amount of Scholarship: two $400 Scholarships per annum
Funding Date: April 1st of each year. Check made payable to Concordia Language Villages and sent to Melissa Rademacher, Associate director for annual giving, Concordia Language Villages, 901 8thStreet South, Moorhead, MN 56562
Concordia Language Villages (CLV), previously the International Language Villages, is a world-language and culture education program whose mission is to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in the global community. Since beginning in 1961, it has grown to offer summer camp in 15 modern languages and school-year weekend programs mostly for Spanish, French, and German program. Summer and winter programs are taught through a language and cultural immersion philosophy, which allows for experience-based learning. The Villages annually serves over 8,500 young people, aged 7–18, from every state of the US, as well as Canada and 31 other countries, and are sponsored by Concordia College of Moorhead, Minnesota, a private four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The French-American Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)3 Foundation whose mission statement is to promote and cultivate French-language cultures through education and public programing. The Foundation has a website at www.fahfminn.org and has sponsored events in Minnesota which promote French Heritage. In 2015, the Board of Directors of the French-American Heritage Foundation voted to provide two $400 scholarships each year to allow a student in need to attend the French language villages called Les Voyageurs of Concordia Language Villages.
The selection criteria of those awarded scholarships will be determined by the Concordia Language Villages with the understanding that those recipients awarded the scholarship will write a letter to the French-American Heritage Foundation board describing their experience at the language camp.
III. “One of the goals of the French-American Heritage Foundation is to co-host a Twin City celebration of French cultures that exist in our Metro Area. This would be a welcomed addition to the other ethnic festivals we experience each year.”