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A Huge THANK YOU to Those Who Participated in the Multilingual Family Conference!

A Huge THANK YOU to Those Who Participated in the Multilingual Family Conference!

The FACE Office would like to extend appreciation to the community organizations, families, and volunteers who worked together to welcome over 300 families to the first-ever Multilingual Family Conference: Language, Learning, and Culture in a Different Country! Guests heard keynote speaker Dr. Lucinda Lee Katz discuss the importance of opportunities for multilingual families, saw performances...
Reading List for Multilingual Children and Families

Reading List for Multilingual Children and Families

Books not only have the power to tell fictional stories, but books can also realistically represent cultures and our personal lives as well. Multilingual families can use books as a vehicle through which they can tell the story of their past, their culture, and their values. Reading books together can become a great family tradition...
Interpretation Services 101: Tips and Information for All

Interpretation Services 101: Tips and Information for All

Have you ever wondered about the difference between translation and interpretation? Are you new to utilizing language interpreters in your school community? The Office of Family and Community Engagement’s Multilingual Family Support Team is here to help! Among the many services and supports they provide to immigrant and refugee families throughout the School District of...
Learn About Multilingual Family Supports: Welcome Wagons & Circles of Literacy

Learn About Multilingual Family Supports: Welcome Wagons & Circles of Literacy

The Welcome Wagon activities are an initiative developed by the Multilingual Family Support Unit to educate limited-English proficient (LEP) families of the services, opportunities and resources available to students and families at the School District of Philadelphia. Through workshops and training facilitated by the Bilingual Counseling Assistants (BCAs) and offered at schools, community organizations, and...
Check out the Family Academy Courses Designed Especially for Multilingual Families!

Check out the Family Academy Courses Designed Especially for Multilingual Families!

Family Academy: Courses and Training (FACT) has launched for the 2018-19 School Year! The FACE Multilingual Family Support Unit wants to make sure our families know about courses and workshops that are designed especially for our multilingual, immigrant, and refugee families on a variety of topics in the strand entitled "New Americans". Check out just...
Meet the FACE Office Multilingual Family Support Unit!

Meet the FACE Office Multilingual Family Support Unit!

The Multilingual Family Support Unit has a team of people charged with supporting language access for multilingual families and students. There are seven Language Access Coordinators (LACs) and a bilingual Customer Support Liaison, a group of dedicated linguists who are responsible (among many other things) for translating District-wide and school-specific documents. The in-house team translates...
Multilingual Family Support Team Welcomes All Families and Breaks Down Supports and Services

Multilingual Family Support Team Welcomes All Families and Breaks Down Supports and Services

The FACE Multilingual Family Support Team is committed to ensuring that immigrant and refugee students and their families have equal access to educational services and opportunities. In celebration of Family Engagement Month and the beginning of another school year, we would like to reiterate our commitment to language access to all our multilingual families, and...