DC Immersion is working to quadruple the number of seats in quality dual language programs by 2030 with a focus on low-income and at-risk communities.

By 2023, our goal is:

  • The District will have legislation mirroring California and New York giving families a right to bilingual education for their children regardless of language spoken at home.
  • 50 school leaders, of which at least half are minority, will be empowered to begin implementing dual language programs in their schools
  • Thanks to policy changes and partnerships with universities and teacher training organizations, the District will more than double the number of highly qualified dual language teachers.
  • 200 families across all 8 wards of the District, at least 70% in at-risk communities, will become advocates and ambassadors for dual language. An additional 4,000 well-informed families from low-income communities will ensure that demand for dual language programs continues to grow.

If you share these goals...

These are ambitious goals that can’t be achieved without your support. Please fund this important work by making a donation today.

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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