Collaboration: Hands bringing puzzle pieces together

Collaborations

At CULTR, we believe the ability to achieve solutions to the issues facing our country’s language education programs requires understanding and comprehensively meeting the national needs of educators and students.

Wide-ranging partnerships, together with the complementary ideals of the partner institutions, foster ideal conditions for the development of competence and interdisciplinary centers of progress. By joining forces, partners can gain efficient access to specific competences and to broader outreach. CULTR applies this principle in an exemplary fashion by means of close collaboration with other establishments of higher education, world language organizations and assemblies, minority-serving institutions, sister LRCs, other Title VI programs, language educators throughout the country.

CULTR works together with other organizations to identify best practices, build consensus, and provide a unified voice to foreign language learners and urban education.

CULTR works together with other organizations to identify best practices, build consensus, and provide a unified voice to foreign language learners and urban education.

Through collaboration with these groups, CULTR acts to promote and improve access to language learning opportunities and global awareness for all learners and educators. Fundamental as one of the Department of Education’s Title VI LRCs, CULTR’s scope necessitates partnerships across the national, state, and local levels. Moreover, since organizations often have mutual or complementary goals, our LRC endeavors to become familiar with related groups in and beyond our community. After all, collaboration allows organizations to achieve more together than they would be able to achieve alone. By actively developing and utilizing an extensive network of resources, CULTR understands that the most successful collaborations are built on knowledge, trust, and relationships that are mutually beneficial.

With this in mind, these collaborations include regular meetings, joint activities, sharing of information, and consistent support on projects related to urban education, teacher retention, assessment, and other language-related topics. Although CULTR continues to build new relationships across its initiatives, please explore our key national, state, and local level organization partnerships.