February 13, 2020 | JNCL Announcement
What a success! Final numbers are in the works, but an estimated 185 participants represented 45 states and the District of Columbia during 220 congressional meetings on Capitol Hill.

Creating opportunities for world languages to thrive is a direct result of your continued efforts. Thank you to our board of directors, our sponsors, and our advocates for making this year the biggest yet!

February 5, 2020 | Grijalva Press Release
On February 5, 2020, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva introduced H.R. 5764 the Supporting Young Language Learners’ Access to Bilingual Education (SYLLABLE) Act in the House of Representatives. The bill helps establish high-quality dual language immersion programs in communities with high numbers of low-income families and supports those programs from pre-K to 5 th  grade.

“Today, bilingualism is an asset in our multicultural society and provides our students with more job opportunities in the economy of the future,” said Rep. Grijalva. “The SYLLABLE Act recognizes that importance, supports dual language programs in low-income communities, and ensures that every child has access to new educational opportunities that prepare them for a successful future.”

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December 12, 2019 | Char-Koosta News
Tester has led the charge in the Senate for Tribal College funding since it expired on September 30, and called on Senate leadership to pass the FUTURE Act in a letter cosigned by 36 of his Senate colleagues. As a result, the amended version that passed the Senate this week provides for permanent funding for the FUTURE Act to strengthen TCUs and other Minority-Serving Institutions’ academic, financial, and administrative capabilities.

A longtime proponent of education initiatives in Indian Country , Tester recently reintroduced his Native Educator Support and Training (NEST) Act to recruit more Native American teachers and retain qualified educators in Indian Country , and he was instrumental in negotiating a budget deal that brought millions to Native American education programs earlier this year. Tester also secured $663,106 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tribal College Initiative Grants for five TCUs in Montana for campus improvement projects.

February 13, 2020 | JNCL Announcement
During the annual Language Advocacy Day reception, JNCL-NCLIS presented national language advocacy awards to three of the nation's most influential language advocates for their work promoting language learning: Toni Theisen, Christine Schulze, and Representative Jim Langevin (RI-02).

Every year JNCL-NCLIS and its members strive to recognize excellence, dedication and life-time leadership throughout the Language Enterprise.

February 11, 2020 | JNCL Announcement
On February 11, 2020, JNCL's Managing Director, Trey Calvin, announced his departure from the organization. During his time with JNCL, Calvin served as Managing Policy Analyst and Managing Director. His contributions in both roles have been essential to the organization's success. Calvin's passion for policy, advocacy, and building relationships will be deeply missed.

" I owe a debt of gratitude and sincere thanks to my team at JNCL-NCLIS and all language advocates. " -Trey Calvin, Managing Director, JNCL-NCLIS

Saturday October 10, 2020
American University, Washington, DC

Join JNCL-NCLIS at the 7th Annual Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families and Researchers.

Registration begins in June 2020


Do you have a great idea for a project to support your German program? 

AATG members are invited to apply for Deutsch macht Spaß grants to support local campus or community events to promote German learning and engagement with German culture. 

Thanks to funding through the German government's Netzwerk Deutsch program, grants of up to $500 will be awarded to support creative and innovative projects. 

The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) program , Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.016A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0796.

The Joint National Committee for Language and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) is seeking a highly-qualified Policy Analyst to join our growing policy team just outside of Washington, DC.

This position will assist the Executive Director in conducting federal and state policy analysis, executing the organization’s annual lobby-day on Capitol Hill, and managing the organization’s external and internal communications.

Candidates should be self-starters, highly-organized individuals with a critical eye to detail and a willingness to learn. Highly developed interpersonal and written communication skills are essential traits for success in this position. 

Notice ID: FA330020RFI0005
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Air Force
Location: Montgomery, AL
Response Date: February 14rd
Notice ID: 91990020R0006
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Contracts and Acquisition Management
Location: N/A
Response Date: March 3rd
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