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Below are Language Access Collaborative workshop videos sharing promising practices, policies, and resources compiled to support local governments in North Carolina who want to expand communication with residents in community languages. Tip sheets, templates, and more videos will be posted in 2024.

Language Access Planning Tool [PDF]

U.S. Department of Justice 

A Framework for Language Access [PDF]

Migration Policy Institute 

Limited English Proficiency [Website]

U.S. Department of Justice 

Commonly Asked Questions [Website]

U.S. Department of Justice 

How to Collect Data on Languages Spoken

Brianna Gilmore | 2023 Language Access Collaborative

Language Proficiency Assessment

Perla Saitz | 2023 Language Access Collaborative

Language Skill Pay Policy for Bi- or Multilingual Staff

Jodie Stanley | 2023 Language Access Collaborative

From Bilingual Staff to Professional Interpreter: A personal and professional journey

Lissette Saca | 2023 Language Access Collaborative

The Spotlight – El Enfoque

My Experience attending the NC Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs meeting
As part of her work with BIC, Communication Specialist Kassandra Ciriza- Monreal attended the first 2024 meeting of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. She reflects on her experience attending the meeting, providing student insight for BIC’s work on immigrant integration, civic participation, and leadership.
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