Every July, we celebrate French-American Heritage Month.
From supporting our War of Independence and becoming the United States’ first official ally, to major contributions in art, culture and science, France’s role in shaping early U.S. history is difficult to overstate.
Similarly, French-American individuals have played key roles in virtually every aspect of America’s growth to prominence and prosperity.
Country-wide, there are about 10.4 million U.S. residents who declare French ancestry, from Maine (the state with the highest percentage of French-Americans) to California (which has the highest number of French-Americans).
Notable Americans with French Ancestry:
French heritage and France’s cultural influence on the United States add up to much more than monuments and important individuals. A staple of French living is eating well. Here are a few French culinary specialties:
Peacemakers, Inc. was founded in 2000 as a way to establish healthy families and safe communities. The nonprofit offers mentoring and counseling services to students and family members in the Bay Area community.
The nonprofit aims to create a safe zone to build strong, withstanding relationships with students and parents to foster trust and camaraderie at school.
Peacemaker’s goal is to unravel rooted issues and establish goals/objectives with rewards to overcome the challenges that students might be facing. The foundation helps to create a way for children to learn appropriate behavior skills which helps improve academic performance.