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Wells International Foundation and City of Paris Launch Classes Duo International Cultural Exchange

PARIS, FranceJanuary 18, 2018 – French and American Elementary School Students Connect through the Life and Art of Beauford Delaney

On January 12, 2018, sixteen (16) students from Jean Zay Elementary Public School in Paris, France and sixteen (16) students from Nature’s Way Montessori School in Knoxville, Tennessee met for the first session of Classes Duo, a program created by the City of Paris to unite elementary school children in Paris with students of similar age in foreign countries. The Knoxville and Paris students are connecting through the life and art of the Knoxville-born, Paris expatriate painter, Beauford Delaney.   Click here to read full Press Release >>

 

2nd Edition of LCC (Leadership, Communication, and Creativity) Workshop a Success

PARIS, FranceNovember 26, 2017 – For the second straight year, the Wells International Foundation (WIF) brought together successful women leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to Paris for an intimate working retreat that focused on Leadership, Communication, and Creativity.

Called the LCC Workshop, this event provided tools to increase the attendees’ ability to successfully manage and lead their teams through change in a cohesive and holistic manner.

See what participants thought about their experience by watching the videos at the following links:
https://youtu.be/eBUNKDejUik
https://youtu.be/gONTNdW6FiQ
https://youtu.be/jAn6CysfbO0
https://youtu.be/yorshlioFR0

 

The Courageous Entrepreneur – Launching a NonProfit

PARIS, France – Oct 10, 2017 – Winnie Anderson of The Courageous Entrepreneur recently interviewed me about my journey in launching the Wells International Foundation. We talked about the similarities between for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, “busted myths” that people may have about non-profits, and discussed why start-up business owners may or may not want to consider the non-profit as a business model.

Watch the video below.

Wells International Foundation Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary of Service

HOUSTONOctober 1, 2017 – The Wells International Foundation (WIF) celebrates its 2nd anniversary of service on October 1, 2017.

Since its inception, this U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) organization has watched its inaugural event, the Paris art exhibition Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color, generate more than 10 related projects that fall under three of its six Strategic Focus Areas: The Arts, Travel / Study Abroad, and STEAM Education.   Click here to read full Press Release >>

 

STEAM+ Professional Development Conference Successfully Concludes in Washington, D.C

WASHINGTON – Sept. 3, 2017 – J Rêve International concluded its STEAM+ Arts Integration and Advocacy professional development program for multidisciplinary educators, artists, and cultural programmers on July 30, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Click here to read full press release >>

Wells International Foundation Successfully Launches Literacy Initiative in Houston

HOUSTONJuly 27, 2017 – Wells International Foundation (WIF) founder and CEO Monique Y. Wells traveled from Paris, France to her hometown of Houston, Texas in June 2017 to kick off partnerships with the Houston Public Library and the Put It In A Book Foundation on projects that promote literacy for African-American children in grades K-3.   Click here to read full Press Release >>

 

Dr. Monique Y. Wells Named as One of witti’s Top Women in Travel

PARIS, France – June 25, 2017 – Women in Travel and Tourism International (witti) named Dr. Monique Y. Wells an Outstanding Woman in Travel Research during its “Top Women in Travel” award ceremony earlier this month. Click here to read full press release >>

Wells International Foundation to Launch Literacy Activities in Houston, Texas

HOUSTONJune 16, 2017 – The Wells International Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of two activities in support of its literacy initiative in Houston.  Click here to read full Press Release >>

 

Wells International Foundation Founder & CEO Monique Y. Wells Celebrates 25 Years of Life in Paris

PARIS, France – June 6, 2017 – Dr. Monique Y. Wells, Founder and CEO of the Wells International Foundation (WIF), credits her experiences as a denizen of the City of Light for inspiring her to include the “I” for “international” in the name of her U.S. non-profit organization. Click here to read full press release >>

Wells International Foundation Partners on STEAM+ Professional Development Conference in D.C.

WASHINGTONJune 3, 2017 – The Wells International Foundation (WIF) is a proud partner of the STEAM + Arts Integration and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Click here to read full Press Release >>

 

Wells International Foundation Founder Monique Y Wells Nominated Three Times for Top Women in Travel

HOUSTONMay 29, 2017 – The Wells International Foundation is pleased to announce that founder and CEO Monique Y. Wells has been nominated in three categories for the WITTI Top Women in Travel Awards. Click here to read full press release >>

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