Empowering refugee women in the Austin, Texas community.

Hope & Sesame is trying something NEW!

We are very excited about our pilot program of English conversation practice for women only, meeting in April 2018! Please see the information below about "Ladies, Let's Talk.

We also invite you to take a peek at our Gallery to see photos of Hope & Sesame's dinners, cooking classes and some spectacularly delicious food, and to keep an eye on our Events page to see what we're up to next.

Hope & Sesame is a Texas non-profit* corporation dedicated to empowering recently resettled refugees through opportunities to integrate economically and socially into the Austin community. We foster independence, confidence, connection and optimism by providing a framework for our newest (and, often, most vulnerable) neighbors to use their impressive cooking skills to develop a sustainable source of income and achieve financial self-sufficiency.

*501(c)(3) status pending

We hope to see you across the table at our next event. Check back or subscribe for announcements!

"Ladies, Let's Talk."

Conversational English practice for women only.

Pilot Program will meet every Friday morning in April 2018.

Complete Online Application

Program Details (pdf)



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