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Cynthia PlouchÉ and the Alzenia Project invite you to

EMPOWERING THE
MOVEMENT

YOU ARE INVITED
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2023
7P.M. - 9P.M. CST

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We are delighted to extend our invitation to you for a night of soulful melodies and uplifting spirits at "Empowering the Movement: A Motown-Inspired Extravaganza," co-hosted by The Alzenia Project and Cynthia Pouché.

 

This Gala aims to celebrate and support five remarkable organizations that mentor and nurture belonging for girls and young women, thereby empowering the organizations to move forward and continuing to impact hundreds of lives annually. 

Your presence and support will play a vital role in sustaining these 501(c)(3) organizations as they inspire growth, impact lives and foster brighter futures for young women at the local community level. 

Join us for an unforgettable evening with our changemakers, delightful company, and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact.

 

Your presence and support truly matter, and we can't wait to celebrate with you at our Motown-Inspired Extravaganza.


Warmest regards,

 Cynthia Plouche'

 

our story

The Alzenia Project, Inc., is a philanthropic organization, and our mission is to advance and sustain charitable organizations that positively impact the lives of young women of color by funding their initiatives, advising their leaders, and improving their access to resources. Alzenia Project is committed to serving local communities and making a positive impact on the lives of those we support.

ABOUT
alzenia project

A Dallas Morning News article published in 1968 featured local resident Alzenia Favors Hunter, who had recently graduated from college at the age of 49—27 years after completing high school and then raising her family before she could finally devote the time and effort to achieving her long-held ambition of going to college and becoming a social worker. 


Alzenia Project founder Cynthia R. Plouché is proud to name her not-for-profit organization after her maternal grandmother—this strong and determined woman who inspired, nurtured, and encouraged her, and empowered her, by example

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Typical of her forthright way of expressing herself and her practical and positive viewpoints, she is quoted in the article thusly: “It’s never too late to do what one wants to do in life!”

"EMPOWERING THE MOVEMENT", SEPTEMBER 28, 2023 is our inaugural event to raise funds for our grantee organizations. 100% of proceeds go to the organizations listed below:

our GRANTEES

Brown Girls Do Ballet

Dallas, Texas

Increasing participation of underrepresented populations in ballet.

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Caroline and Ora Smith Foundation

Lansing, IL

Supporting and training Native American girls and women in STEM.

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Polished Pebbles

Chicago, Il

Helping African-American and Latinx tween and teen girls become effective communicators at home, school, and their future careers

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Curt's Cafe

Evanston, IL

Providing inspiration, leadership, life and job skills, training, and job placement for youth.

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ROCK THE STREET, WALL STREET

Franklin, Tn

Rock The Street, Wall Street is a financial and investment literacy model, designed to bring both racial and gender equity to the capital markets and spark the interest of a diverse population of high school girls towards careers in finance.

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the sisterhood of radcliffe podcast

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It's a podcast series and a movement. Women across the generations inspiring and empowering women across the world.

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Series 1: The Sisterhood of Radcliffe
The Sisterhood of Radcliffe is a five-episode podcast series that highlights the challenges and achievements of an accomplished group of black women who first met in 1975 as students at Harvard University's Radcliffe College. This podcast series is hosted by India Carney, a multi-talented singer and entertainer.
 

​Series 2: Do Something Glorious!
(Coming August 2023)

Do Something Glorious is our second limited-episode podcast series. The women founders of Alzenia Project’s grantee organizations, answered the question: “How do I do me for the greater good of we?” This is a behind the scenes look at the lives and life-works of the women who founded Brown Girls Do Ballet (TaKiyah Brown), Curt's Cafe (Susan Garcia Trieschmann), the Caroline and Ora Smith Foundation (Mary Smith), Polished Pebbles (Kelly Fair) and Rock the Street, Wall Street (Maura Cunningham). This podcast series is hosted by Janus Adams, Emmy award-winning journalist, historian, entrepreneur, and author.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

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