Engaging the Neighborhood: Multilingual Community Peace Leaders Curriculum
Community-based organizations are a vital source of English language acquisition and community involvement for adult immigrants and refugee populations in the United States. By employing a framework of peace-oriented service-learning, educators can simultaneously develop English language skills while nourishing and sustaining students’ agency and empathy in localized civic engagement. This article provides practices and perspectives for educators and administrators to create a curriculum that promotes a Language for Peace Approach framework coupled with a service-learning framework to establish and advance a civically engaged community.
immigrant education, civic engagement, Language for Peace Approach (LPA), Service-Learning