Why we do it


We work to expand linguistic and cultural competence not only to break down linguistic and cultural barriers between the populations of the District, but because dual language programs help close the achievement gap, lead to greater job opportunities, are in high demand among DC parents and can become the District’s competitive advantage.

Our mission is to improve opportunity for DC and its residents by preparing a 21st century ready, linguistically and culturally competent workforce – through the systemic, equitable and socioeconomically integrated implementation of programs like dual language immersion throughout the nation’s capital.