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Nickelodeon, French Embassy Honored at ‘My Dream Speaks’



Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor for France in the United States poses with the voice of Nickelodeon’s “Dora The Explorer,” Fatima Ptacek and Angela Jackson, Founder of the Global Language Project

(NEW YORK) June 3, 2014 – Last night, the Global Language Project held their 3rd Annual My Dream Speaks benefit in New York City where they honored the French Embassy in the United States and the Nickelodeon network for their tremendous commitment to early second language education. A lively affair, the event featured a collection of experiences including a red carpet, a networking reception where guests socialized and were served hors d’oeuvres and Circoc cocktails, a silent auction as well as displays of proper makeup application from IMAN Cosmetics.

The red carpet was a highlight of the evening, with several media outlets in attendance and many VIPs, honorees and special guests on-hand to take photos and have interviews including: Cindy Hsu – Event Host & Anchor with CBS New York, Angela Jackson – Founder of Global Language Project, Marty Abbott – President of American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Fatima Ptacek – Voice of DORA THE EXPLORER/Nickelodeon and Antonin Baudry – Cultural Counselor for France in the United States.
Event sponsors for My Dream Speaks included Nickelodeon, HBO, IMAN Cosmetics, Gravity Media, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, the Morrison Foerster Foundation and the Qatar Foundation International.
The excitement carried over into the honoring ceremony where guests enjoyed performances by the Global Language Project Student Choir and the Villalobos Brothers, and witnessed the presentation of awards to the French Embassy in the United States, accepted by Antonin Baudry, and the Nickelodeon network, accepted by Fatima Ptacek.

Photos: Rowena Husbands

Angela Jackson, founder of the Global Language Project poses with CBS Anchor & Event Host, Cindy Hsu (left);

Célia Faussart of Grammy Award Winning group, Les Nubians (center);

Fatima Ptacek, voice of Dora The Explorer, poses with Cindy Hsu’s daughter (right)

Carrie Silver, GLP Board Member and American Express Communications Manager (left); Marty Abbott, Executive Director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (right)

Julia & Beverly Pimsleur, Author and Founder of the Pimsleur Method (left); Antonin Baudry (right)

Angela Jackson gets a quick IMAN Cosmetics touch up (left) before mingling with guests (right)

 Angela Jackson really worked the room to show appreciation for everyone’s support

 IMAN Cosmetics was on hand to help enhance the beautiful evening.

Lots of great items were auctioned off.
Guest enjoyed live music and sweet sips courtesy of Ciroc


Passed hors d’oeuvres always help to keep a crowd happy
Distinguished guests prepare as the transition to the awards ceremony begins.
The Global Language Project Student Choir put on a wonderful show
Rex Niswander, GLP Board Member and Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster Law Firm (left); 
Carrie Silver & Dina Boynkin, Board Members of the Global Language Project, say a few words (center); 
Fatima Ptacek accepts on behalf of Nickleodeon networks (right)
The Villalobos Brothers closed out the night.
A special thanks to everyone that came out in support of “My Dream Speaks” and the Global Language Project 


My Dream Speaks is a lively fundraiser that attracts VIP’s each year, to witness the life changing impact of the Global Language Project (GLP) foreign language programs. GLP provides disadvantaged elementary public school students language learning in Arabic, French, Mandarin and Spanish, free of charge, to immerse them in another culture and language in their childhood, which will benefit them in the future, academically and professionally. My Dream Speaks is the primary fundraising event that allows Global Language Project to complete its mission of equipping young children with language skills-once thought to be a luxury-that are now necessary to compete in a global workforce and survive high unemployment rates.

About Global Language Project

Global Language Project is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in New York City, to support its mission to empower low-income students to succeed  in our globalized works and workforce through foreign language learning. Currently, Global Language Project teaches Arabic, French, Mandarin and Spanish to the children that are enrolled in the acclaimed program. http://www.globallanguageproject.org.

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