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 Education.

 

Below is a prezi presented by Berenice Pernalete which really brought home how bilingual education for DC’s Spanish speaking community is paramount because of the added social value.

Please click on the image below to see the full program of the event and speakers’ bios.

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Thank you to all our co-hosts, co-sponsors and panelists. A heartfelt thank you to our simultaneous interpreter Karen and to all of the wonderful volunteers that made this event possible.

Here is Francisca, CHEC senior explaining to Jackie Reyes of the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs why a bilingual education matters

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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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