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 to promote French language and culture. Today, there are currently 834 chapters in 132 countries. Founded in 1937, the Portland chapter fell dormant during WWII, was reinstated and incorporated as a non-profit in 1983, and later chartered as a teaching Alliance. We are the only Alliance in Oregon.
The mission of the Alliance Française de Portland is to promote the French language and culture. We open new avenues of expression to our community of members.
Director of Education and Culture
Alliance Board Officers and Members
President & Treasurer
Honorary Board of Directors
- Claudine Fisher
- Dominique Geulin
- Jason Herzog
- Susannah Mars
- Merrill McPeak
- Beverly Voytko
- Linda Witt
We are an independently financed 501(c)(3) non-profit institution with a volunteer board of directors and are not financed by the
Teaching at the
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 does not sponsor visas or provide relocation to applicants. Please direct employment inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 des Alliances Françaises, headquartered in Paris, directs the Alliance network worldwide. There are currently 834 Alliances in
La Fédération des Alliances Françaises USA
The Portland Alliance is a member of the nonprofit Fédération, a network supporting the activities of the 114 chartered Alliances in the