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Speak Your Language!
The Home Language Campaign: advancing policies and building systems to embrace, cultivate, and honor multilingualism as a skill and asset.
By disproving"English-only" myths that discourage parents from speaking their native language with their children, this campaign aims to shift power dynamics in school systems from being English-dominant to valuing language and its connection to culture, heritage, and diversity.
about the campaign
The Home Language Campaign is a state-wide effort to promote the importance of developing the home language and the value of multilingualism. Linguistically diverse students and their families are an asset to our schools and our state. The home language campaign seeks to encourage families to feel confident speaking their home language with their children, while also advancing policies and building systems to honor and value students' multilingual skills.. Learn more about the campaign on this site - access resources to share with families, learn about programs your organization or school district can implement, and join our advocacy efforts to advance local and state policies. Go to the side panel to learn more about the key messages of the campaign and how you can get involved!
Bilingual skills can help students be more competitive for college and career
Teaching the home language helps children to develop a deep and lasting connection to their culture
Ask your school district about the Seal of Biliteracy, Dual language programs, and the World Language Credit Program!
Thank you to our legislative champions for being supporters of the campaign!
Founders of the Home Language Campaign: The Road Map Project ELL Work Group
Find out what you can do to support the campaign by clicking on the side bar
Partners of the Campaign
The Road Map Project ELL Work Group South East Seattle
Open Arms Child Care Resources
Association of Head Start ECEAP
Dual Language Washington
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction The Seattle World School
Service Center G.O.O.D girls
Mom's Rising El Centro de la Raza – José Martí Child Development Center
OneAmerica is a state-wide immigrant and refugee rights advocacy organization. Our education team at OneAmerica is dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for children of color and creating an education system that is culturally and linguistically reflective of students and families in Washington State. Our work includes grassroots organizing and local and state policy change. Within our work, we staff the Road Map Project ELL Work Group, where the Home Language Campaign was born. If you are a parent or youth, contact our education organizers to get involved. For questions related to the policy and program pieces of the Home Language Campaign or interest in joining the campaign, contact Roxana, Chelsea, or Emilee..