Building Unity through Linguistic & Cultural Diversity & Understanding

  Building Unity Through Linguistic & Cultural Diversity & Understanding On November 12, we hosted our ATX Think Bilingual Fair with over 45 organizations representing local bilingual and/or multicultural educational programs.  Families and individuals came out to support bilingualism and multiculturalism in an event that included fun and engaging language learning workshops for kids, cultural […]

How can we support kids in learning more than one language?

Those who know more than one language have a competitive edge. The LEAF Project, CC BY-SA Ester J de Jong, University of Florida There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages. Young bilinguals are known to be flexible thinkers and better problem solvers. They have a competitive edge in the […]

¿De dónde eres?

English Translation Below: Por Erica Mirochnik, Creadora de Mamás por el mundo   Una de las preguntas más frecuentes que les hacen a mis hijos, y a muchos otros niños también es “¿de dónde eres?” Para la mayoría de los niños esto es algo sencillo de responder. Para los míos es algo más complejo. La […]

Bilinguals: The Talented Workforce for the 21st Century

Human Capital Investment: Employees who speak more than one language are becoming increasingly important in our workforce.  A recent report by New American Economy shows that the demand for bilingual jobs posted on online search engines have more than doubled over the past 5 years.  The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that Translators and Interpreters will […]

Meet Mr. Roscoe Overton, Sr., a Diligent Force for Bilingual Education for All

During our first meeting, Mr. Overton explained to me how he has learned to redefine himself many times throughout the various stages in his life.  Mr. Roscoe Overton, Sr. is from a well known and well respected African American family with a long lineage in Austin, TX.  Even an elementary school in North East Austin, […]