The Language Preservation Project

Entrepreneur: Veronica Benvides

Founded: 2021

The Language Preservation Project (LLP) seeks to bridge the gap between the demand for Latino teachers who understand the language and culture of Latino students and the support provided to them. LLP is launching the Language Preservation Teaching Collective (LPT), a six month, cohort-based program for individual and teams of educators designed to support Latino teachers to leverage their own cultural and linguistic assets to advance the development of multilingual and multicultural classrooms. The LPT program also serves as a community to support Latino teachers who often feel tokenized and undervalued. The LPT Collective model for Latino teacher development and retention goes beyond curriculum or resource development and addresses the root causes of Latino teacher attrition: satisfaction, lack of administrative support, and belonging.