• Cynthia Plouche

Welcome to the Alzenia Project

The creation of the Alzenia Project is inspired by the importance of belonging, resilience, and support in my life and in the successes I have known.


Although I didn’t always see it as clearly, I now know that needing to belong has been important for me all of my life—whether it was where my family lived, where I went to school, or where I worked. I reflect, through the Alzenia Project on the times I’ve been aware of an absence of that critical sense of belonging and—on a more positive note—when it has been most present.


In recent years, the importance of belonging has become more and more the focus of my personal and professional activities and dialogues. As we move forward on paths of diversity, equity and inclusion, in a country at financial and cultural crossroads, education, financial literacy, and mentoring can create access. Alzenia Project wants to provide opportunities for self-fulfillment and positive impact.

Cynthia & Alzenia

Named after my grandmother, the Alzenia Project embodies everything she was – strong, resilient, positive, and built to serve the community with hard work and intention. When the Alzenia Project was still materializing, a few things were non-negotiable – I wanted to ignite a sense of community, create a sense of belonging, and perhaps lay the groundwork

for the future…something or some way to bring value to the lives of young women of color? and help them reach their highest potential. It began as a simple desire to bring people together in the spirit of belonging and working together. Today, we have a clearly defined vision, mission, and goal and are determined to keep looking forward.


Our mission is to be a premier organization harnessing the intergenerational power of women. Join us (and my grandmother) in our efforts to create a global community founded on the pillars of empowerment, belonging, and joy.

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