Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 11.17.09 AMThe bipartisan Commission on Language Learning of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is due to release its findings later this year. In the meantime, you can read the briefing paper submitted by the  Joint National Committee on Languages (JNCL-NCLS) – The Contributions of Language to the Economic Interest of the United States.

Yes, “[i]ndirectly, the services provided by the language industry may leverage some $1.5 trillion in American overseas exports, while enabling social services across the nation to more efficiently serve our growing immigrant and Limited English-Proficient (LEP) population, now estimated at some 8% – more than 25 million individuals – of all residents of the United States.”

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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