Since its inception in 2005, the French Cultural Center’s Accent on Success program has provided free French language instruction to over 1,435 students in underserved schools in Greater Boston. Thanks to generous donors, this community outreach program reaches over 150 students (ages 5-18) annually. Through engaging educational activities, participating students have the opportunity to learn French with specially trained instructors, explore several facets of Francophone cultures as well as develop key communication and literacy skills for success in a global society. In 2015, we were able to expand the reach of this program by providing full scholarships for thirteen Accent on Success students to participate in the Center’s Summer in French program.
Our annual Tour de France Viticole Wine Dinner strives to raise the critical funds needed to sustain Accent on Success. Proceeds from this event, in addition to individual gifts, have allowed the Center to cover all of the costs associated with the program, including faculty compensation as well as textbooks, classroom supplies, and field trip costs. As a result, the Center is able to offer this program free of charge to all students. The Center is deeply committed to fulfilling Accent on Success's mission and is delighted to see the proof of its success in the enthusiasm of our students and their parents.
TODAY, ACCENT ON SUCCESS SERVES CHILDREN AND TEENS IN FOUR SCHOOLS
- Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers in Boston
- Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester
- Charles H. Taylor School in Mattapan