Why We Do It

Our vision is a quality multilingual education for every child in the nation’s capital to become an empathetic citizen of the world, and for the District and its future workforce to compete successfully in the global marketplace.

We believe all children should have equitable access to the opportunities brought by multilingualism.

We believe multilingualism and multiculturalism are key to business and diplomacy, civic life and the exchange of ideas both globally and locally.

We believe systemic solutions need to go hand in hand with grassroots organizing.

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 narrow the achievement gap, lead to greater job opportunities, are in high demand among DC parents and can become the District’s competitive advantage.