About the Alliance Française de Portland
Who We Are
The Alliance Française de Portland is a chartered member of an international non-profit organization founded in Paris in 1883. Today, there are 1000 chapters in over 130 countries. Founded in 1933, the Portland chapter fell dormant during WWII, was reinstated in 1983, and later chartered as a teaching Alliance. We currently rank 8th of the 114 Alliances in the U. S. and are the only Alliance in Oregon.
The mission of the Alliance Française de Portland is to share, celebrate, and promote the language and culture of the French-speaking world. We encourage cross-cultural dialogue by opening new avenues of expression to our community of members.
Where Portland gathers to learn – and speak – French.
Alliance Board Officers and Members
- Bev Voytko
- Jennifer Coyne
- Judy Kafoury
- Kathryn Mascorella
- Leslie Averill
- Jim Chapman
- Jason Herzog
- Kimberly Shute
- Honorary Member
- Linda Witt
- Executive Director
- Sherry Charles
- School Director
- Linda Fuchs
- Creative Services Director
- Elene Zedginidze
- Newsletter Editor
- Linda Witt (Executive Director Emerita)
We are an independently financed 501(c)(3) non-profit institution with a volunteer board of directors and are not financed by the French or any other government.
The Alliance hires teachers with FLE experience and CIEP/CECR C1/C2-level fluency in French. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States and generally must be local recruits. The Alliance neither sponsors visas nor provides relocation. Send employment inquiries to email@example.com.
Anti-discrimination statement: The Alliance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its programs or activities.
The Alliance Française Network Worldwide
La Fondation Alliance Française - Paris
The Fondation Alliance Française, headquartered in Paris, directs the Alliance network worldwide. There are currently 834 Alliances in 132 countries.
Délégation Générale de l’Alliance Française – USA
Based in Washington DC, the Délégation supports the mission of the Fondation Alliance Française in the United States.
La Fédération des Alliances Françaises aux Etats-Unis
The Portland Alliance is a member of the nonprofit Federation, a network supporting the activities of the 114 chartered Alliances in the United States.