Last updated August 4, 2018
Based on the success of our April pilot program of conversational English practice for women only, Ladies, Let's Talk will be a recurring class! LLT will launch in September 2018 under the guidance of our new LLT Program Director, Chichi Armstrong! Free. Pre-registration required.
We are currently accepting applications for English-speaking women to join Ladies, Let's Talk.
The only requirement is that you be English-fluent, and ready for fun and friendship with our newly-arrived neighbors!
We are so excited to announce another Hope & Sesame Dinner, and hope you will all mark your calendars to join us for A Taste of Syrian Cuisine on September 30.
TICKETS ON SALE SOON
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 work to connect our Newcomers to the rest of the Austin community, and foster a two-way exchange of friendship and culture.
We also strive to connect to each other the many local people, organizations and businesses we've discovered who welcome and support our newest Austinites in a variety of different ways.
So far, we have presented dinners prepared by Afghan and Syrian chefs, using their traditional, unwritten family recipes and techniques passed down from mothers to daughters.
We hope to expand to other cuisines very soon!