AT&T Excelerator Grant Supports Website Development for DFW International Community Alliance

For Immediate Release
May 4, 2007
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance


Dallas, TX – AT&T has awarded $10,000 grant to DFW International Community Alliance to support web development.  The grant from AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T, will enable DFW International to improve technology resources to better serve residents in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.

The nonprofit organization recently ended International DFW Month, a series of twenty international activities that celebrated the cultural contributions of the multicultural communities residing in North Texas. "Partners like AT&T make it possible for us to expand our services in the areas of the arts and education and improve our website that is a portal to international North Texas," says DFW International Executive Director, Anne Marie Weiss-Armush. "As we conclude a spectacular month of global activities across the region, we salute friends like AT&T whose contributions show their commitment to diversity and unity."

Dr. Elba Garcia, Dallas City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem adds, “I want to thank AT&T for this grant and their commitment to embracing diversity.  DFW International's goal is to bring people together through education and knowledge.  This grant will allow DFW to reach more people to empower themselves and make our city and our county a better place to live.”

AT&T supports organizations that address issues of quality-of life, health and human services, community development, arts and culture, and diversity. In 2006, AT&T Excelerator grant program awarded nearly $6 million in technology-based grants to non-profit organizations across the United States.

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations. The organization promotes and links North Texas ethnic and immigrant groups through its website and cultural calendar at, that receives two million hits a month.