In August 2019, eight seniors from the International Academy of Roosevelt High School DCPS joined DC Immersion for a 6 months internship. As part of the Multilingual Ambassadors program, the students will learn outreach strategies to inform DC’s diverse communities about the value of multilingualism.

We are excited to work with these students recently arrived from Ethiopia and Latin America because their perspectives and experiences as emerging bilinguals inform DC Immersion’s work and expand the depth of DC Immersion’s outreach. Click here to meet them!

We look forward to exploring the value of multilingualism and sharing with these inspiring students what we have learnt about grassroots organizing to ensure the Multilingual Ambassadors can build coalitions, convey information to decision makers and work with other DC region residents towards expand multilingual education options for students and communities.

Read what our Multilingual Ambassadors are writing

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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