Community-based School Profiles

These profiles of community-based heritage language schools describe the key features of these schools and are an inspiration to all of us who are starting, sustaining, and building these schools. If you would like to write a profile of your school, write to Joy Peyton,

Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition Program

ISLA is an educational nonprofit organization in Durham, North Carolina, whose mission is to build community and leadership through educational Spanish language and cultural immersion programs. Since its founding in 2012, ISLA has grown to serve over 700 Hispanic/Latine students from ages 3-17, serves families from over 14 different Latin American countries, and provides over 800 hours of Spanish language and cultural immersion classes.

Published: Friday, October 6, 2023