Help All Voices Be Heard: Just Communities Partners with Antioch University to offer the Central Coast’s First Ever Community Interpreter Certificate Program

Santa Barbara, CA (May 31, 2017)

In partnership with Antioch University, Just Communities is launching a new Community Interpreter Certificate Program that teaches its students to become bridges between people and cultures. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2017.

Trained and qualified interpreters are an essential component of equitable access for non-English-speaking clients to educational, health, legal, social, community, and other services. The Community Interpreter Certificate Program is ideal for bilingual and multilingual individuals who would like to make a difference in their community and offer valuable cross-cultural communication skills in professional settings such as schools, social service agencies, and nonprofit organizations. This unique 15-unit certificate can be completed in just 9 months. Course content is taught in English and can be applied to interpretation between many languages, such as English-Spanish, English-Mandarin, English-Korean, and much more. Become a qualified and trained interpreter and help all voices be heard in our communities. Apply now.

Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With a rich history of more than 160 as a progressive institution, Antioch University celebrates 40 years as an integral part of the Santa Barbara community. Learn more about our programs and apply online for the Community Interpreter Certificate at antioch.edu/santa-barbara.

Just Communities works to bridge differences among those of diverse backgrounds and cultures to strengthen the local community and advance social justice. Through its Language Justice Initiative, Just Communities works to improve access to multilingual spaces where all languages are valued equally and in which speakers of different languages benefit from listening to and sharing with one another. These spaces allow for people to connect across differences of language, culture, race, ethnicity, and immigration experience and they ensure that everyone’s voices are truly heard and included in the process of community change. Learn more about our Language Justice Initiative and other programs at www.just-communities.org.

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