Through our community forums, publications, and the Bilingual Education Fair of DC, we inform and demonstrate the value of multilingual programs to families and communities across the District and beyond, and we empower them to advocate for these programs in their neighborhoods.

Over the last 3 years, we have held 17 multilingual educational events across all 8 wards of the city attended by thousands of community members. As a result, one community was successful in getting a dual language program started (the first East of the River!) and 12 other communities are at different stages of advocating for dual language programs at their schools. The cumulative impact of better informed residents resulted in DC Public Schools including the expansion of multilingual programs in their strategic plan for the next five years.

“The information was always there, but my community and I did not have access to it, also due to a linguistic barrier. DC Immersion changed that.” Fernanda Galindo Macias, parent of a 2 year old emerging bilingual

 

3 days, 8 wards, 100 advocates and a U-Turn?

3 days, 8 wards, 100 advocates and a U-Turn?

Guest post by Fabrice Jaumont  Back from DC where I proudly supported the efforts of DC Immersion and its wonderful team in what is now referred to as the Bilingual Revolution in DC. During these three days, I took part in no less than 9 events and talked about my...

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El valor económico y social de una educación bilingüe

El valor económico y social de una educación bilingüe

On Saturday June 4th 2016, DC Immersion held its first community forum aimed at the Latino population of Ward 1, presented by National Foreign Language Center of University of Maryland and co-hosted by the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs and the State Board of...

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