Multilingual and Immigrant Student Support for NYC Public Schools
Welcome to the Multilingual Learners and Immigrant Student Support site for NYC Public Schools.
4 Pillars of Multilingual Learner Engagement
The Four Pillars of ML/ELL Engagement - namely, building intentional community, ensuring accessibility, supporting social-emotional well-being, and culturally responsive and sustaining practices - are foundational to efforts in supporting multilingual and immigrant students and families to navigate schools and see themselves reflected in our communities.
It takes a village to support our students. Engage your students and families as partners and identify local organizations to support your efforts.
Ensure Equitable Access
Build cultural and navigational capital for our students; apply scaffolds and break down culturally specific words and concepts. Provide resources in home languages and through diverse outlets.
Prioritize Social-Emotional Learning
Affirm racial, cultural and linguistic identities and ensure our students have the social and emotional capital to sustain themselves and thrive.
Ensure CRS Practices
We must strive for anti-racism, and reframe any narrative or language that detracts from the greatness of multilingual and immigrant students across diverse immigration statuses and journeys.