Dual Language Immersion Summit
In February 2017, Nuestro Mundo, Inc. and the Latino Education Council co-hosted the fifth annual Citywide Dual Language Immersion Summit. These events are done in collaboration with Centro Hispano, Latinos United for College Education Scholarships (LUCES), Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Bridge Lake Point Neighborhood Center and UNIDOS.
During the Summits, parents, teachers and community members have the opportunity to learn about Madison Metropolitan School District’s work toward improving the quality and increasing the availability of the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs. There are currently DLI programs in 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school in Madison. NMI continues to advocate around dual language immersion education and supporting our Latino community.
Board of Education Candidate Forum
A Board of Education Candidate Forum was again held before the 2015 election where Mary Burk and Anna Mueller Moffit both ran without opposition. The event was co-sponsored with Centro Hispano, Latino Education Council, LUCES, Latino Academy for Workforce Development, UNIDOS, Vera Court & Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Centers. Participants heard the 3-year Dual Language Immersion plan and the overall ELL 3-year plan. MMSD BoE candidates had the opportunity to talk to parents, educators and community at large regarding their position in the school district.
Spanish and English Classes for parents
Nuestro Mundo Community School parents have the opportunity to expand their language skills and connect with other parents. Twice-weekly classes in both English and Spanish are being offered. During the last half hour of class each night, there is an Intercambio – an integrated exchange where Spanish and English language learners come together to connect.