DFW International Community Alliance Announces New Grants and Sponsorship

For Immediate Release
April 25, 2007
Contact: Meg Fullwood
Fast Forward Productions
photos are available upon request

DFW ....a la Carte!  Feel the synergy of cultures from all over the world, an extravaganza of activities by the New Americans that are reshaping our region's face!


DALLAS - The DFW International Community Alliance concludes DFW International Month with numerous grant announcements. The nonprofit arts and education organization received more than $80,000 in funding with additional support in goods and services.

"Our partners have made 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 these special friends whose contributions show their commitment to diversity and unity."
New grants to the DFW International Community Alliance include:

A $50,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation
A $10,000 AT&T Accelerator Grant for web development
A $10,000 anonymous contribution

Support for the creation and production of educational guides was contributed by Ernst & Young (Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities) and Verizon (Guide to English Classes (ESL) for Adults). Additional support was provided by the Town of Addison, The City of Plano, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Unity Church of Dallas with media support provided by KERA, Univision and Telefutura, CBS-11 and TXA-21.

DFW International Month, taking place from March 6 to April 8, 2007 features more than twenty events and activities celebrating the cultural contributions of the ethnic and minority communities residing in North Texas. DFW International produced four events, the Hall of Fame Inductions, Fiesta Latinoamericana!, Media Workshop for International Communities at KERA, Dallas International Festival and the Global Sacred Music Celebration.
 DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regional 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 www.dfwinternational.org, that receives over ten million hits a month.

For additional information, please contact Meg Fullwood with Fast Forward Productions, at 214-946-9509 or by email at mhz@airmail.net