DC Language Immersion Project, DCPL and DC State Board of Education to host Ward 7 Community Forum sponsored by Alliance Française DC and Quebec Bureau on Saturday, February 20

Languages as a Pathway to Opportunity will explore the value of language in a 21st Century Economy

The DC Language Immersion Project, in partnership with a large group of Ward 7 community organizations, will host a Ward 7 Community Forum on Saturday, February 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The forum, Languages as a Pathway to Opportunity, will explore the value of language in a global economy requiring bilingual skills and increased cultural competency.  Parents, students, community members, advocates, and the media are invited to learn more about language immersion programs in DC public schools – both traditional and charter, including through a hands-on exhibit from E.W. Stokes Public Charter School.  The event will include a panel and Q&A moderated by WUSA9 Reporter Delia Gonçalves and featuring local business owners, parents, teachers from dual language programs, the Foreign Service, and graduates of DCPS.

 

WHAT:        Community forum for parents, students, teachers and the media to learn more about language immersion programs in Washington, DC

 

WHO:    DC Language Immersion Project

Andy Shallal, DC Workforce Investment Council

Delia Gonçalves, WUSA9 Reporter

Dr. Gérard Beck, Alliance Française of DC

Kirsten Kazlauskas, Quebec Bureau

Jacqueline Mourot, Foreign Service Officer

Karen Williams, DC State Board of Education

Brenda Richardson, DC Public Library

               E.W. Stokes Public Charter School

U.S. Rep. Franklin Garcia (Shadow – D.C.)

Globalize DC

 

WHEN:             February 20, 2016 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:           Francis Gregory Library 3660 Alabama Avenue SE, Washington DC

 

For more information and to RSVP: visit http://www.pathwaytoopportunity.eventbrite.com

Dear Families, educators, and partners,

In 2020 we announced that the DC Language Immersion Project would close its doors due to lack of resources. However, before completely dissolving the organization, we recently asked a group of local and national educators if they - individually or collectively - would be interested in continuing the work of advocating for multilingual education in the District of Columbia. We are pleased to announce that a few individuals responded yes and volunteered to forge a plan to continue this vital work.

So, we are not closing our doors but we are entering a six-to-twelve-month period of dormancy as we determine the best path forward for the DC Immersion Project.  Thank you for your continued support and please stay tuned for updates.

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