English proficiency and cultural differences

Silent Voice

Limited English proficiency creates barriers between cultures and can result in a lack of growth of members in these communities. It can also make it difficult to succeed in higher education and attain jobs. Adults with limited English proficiency also have higher rates of unemployment and lower wages. A result of this effect is that it can create a poverty trap for many families.

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of children live in immigrant families



of English Language Learners are actually US born

of English Language Learners graduate high school



With your support, you are helping our organization in more ways than one. Not only are you helping raise awareness about this Driver of Poverty, but you are also contributing toward our programs focused on helping lift communities out of poverty. 


As a partner, you can help us by utilizing your network to raise awareness and provide institutional knowledge around this Driver. We invite you to join the coalition to change the narrative on Equal Pay by attending our Living Room Session or the mural unveiling event. At these events we will have opportunities for you to share your truth on this Driver. 

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