inWhatLanguage is committed to working closely with the Granite School District, United Way of Salt Lake and other community partners to meet the language and communication needs of English Language Learners in our local community.
South Salt Lake Schools
WHY WE DO IT
Successfully Integrating Newcomers
The effective integration of newcomers is not only critical for individuals and families escaping tragedy, but for all of us and for the future of our communities.
Refugees and immigrants settling in the US often struggle to learn English and face difficulties understanding local norms and accessing social services due to language barriers. As a result, displaced and resettled populations are often marginalized, isolated and are systematically underemployed and economically disadvantaged.
Overcoming language and cultural barriers is one of the most vital factors for the effective resettlement of refugees and immigrants. Providing access to information about local norms, resources and opportunities – in a language one can understand – is critical for the success of newcomers and ELLs.
Our goal is to help foreign-born U.S. residents create new lives for themselves and their families. The successful integration of those that are already here – and those that may come in the future – will strengthen our community and ensure a bright future for our children.
UNITED WAY OF SALT LAKE
Since August, 2017 inWhatLanguage has translated information about the free medical, dental and vision services – provided by the United Way of Salt Lake and community partners – into the 10 most widely used, non-English, languages in South Salt Lake Schools.
Granite School District
inWhatLanguage is committed to working with the Granite School District and the United Way of Salt Lake to address the language needs of ELL families and improve pre-K-12 public education and equity in our local community.