CHEC hosts French Ambassador - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

Go to content

CHEC's World Cultures Catalyst Program hosts French Ambassador on Europe Day

In what has become an annual tradition, European Union Ambassadors and other senior diplomats celebrated Europe Day on May 9, by becoming teachers for a day at public and private high schools in the District, Maryland and Virginia.  French Ambassador Pierre Vimont delivered an interactive and captivating speech on the role of the European Union in the world and discussed its relationship with the United States.  

As part of Europe Day, ambassadors and senior diplomats from the Embassies of the 27 Member States of the European Union and from the European Union Delegation to the United States brought Europe to the classroom by talking to high school students about the European Union at public and private area schools.

The Catalyst World Cultures program at CHEC is a DCPS initiative designed to instill a deeper understanding among students of world languages, cultures and attitudes that are indispensable to becoming a global citizen. With today’s ever-increasing diversity in the classroom, workplace, and community, it is crucial that students gain a deep understanding of the cultural background of their fellow classmates and learn respect for diverse cultures.

ACE Mentoring Program
Akin Gum Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Arent Fox LLP
Bancroft Foundation
British Council
Camp Horizons
Catalogue for Philanthropy
CityBridge Foundation
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center
D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP)
D.C. Department of Health and Human Services
D.C. Office of Early Childhoon Education
D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education
D.C. Public Schools
Denihan Hospitality Group
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department the Treasury
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Embassy of France
Embassy of Italy
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Gala Hispanic Theatre
George Washington University
Global Kids
Flamboyan Foundation

Hilton Worldwide
Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
Howard University
Inter-American Development Bank
Justice Grants Administration
The Kennedy Center
LaSalle Hotel Properties
Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
University of Maryland – College Park
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Montgomery College
National Symphony Orchestra
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rotary Club of Washington, DC
Residence Inn Marriott
SER-Jobs for Progress
State Farm
University of the District of Columbia
Urban Alliance
Wilderness Leadership and Learning
Back to content