Located in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., U.S. territories, and over 40 countries worldwide, Members of the National Language Service Corps (NLSC) now account for 5,900 multilingual individuals who represent more than 330 languages and various occupational and cultural backgrounds. No matter their location, NLSC Members often enjoy networking and learning more about the NLSC from fellow Members and staff. One such opportunity arose when the NLSC hosted a Meet & Greet in San Diego, California on Friday, June 26, 2015.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
In January 2015, National Language Service Corps (NLSC) Members in three of its four Regional Chapters chose to participate in a nationwide emergency preparedness initiative known as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) experienced a successful year fulfilling its mission of maintaining a readily available corps of language volunteers. This year, the Federal Government’s need for language volunteers remained steady, and the program continued supporting language assignments and engaging its membership of over 5,600 Members who currently represent 320 languages.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The images that often portray the Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) are skeletons and colorful skulls that resemble Halloween. Unlike Halloween, one of America’s most profitable and celebrated holiday, Dia de los Muertos, rooted in Catholicism, is celebrated throughout Mexico, Central America, and South America on November 1st and 2nd and commemorates deceased family members and friends.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Hawai’i represents one of the most beautiful places in the world serving as a popular tourist spot, with beautiful pineapple groves, and an abundance of beaches. Hawai’i is home to many federal government agencies and one of three National Language Service Corps (NLSC) Regional Chapters.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Since the inception of the National Language Service Corps (NLSC), Members have expressed an on-going desire to use their language [skills] for the good of all. The initial call to action challenged Members to be a bridge to their communities, and language speakers nationwide answered the call identifying themselves as ready and willing to serve their government and the global community.
Monday, April 7, 2014
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported approximately 62.6 million people volunteered for an organization between September, 2012 – 2013. Additionally, volunteers spent a median of 50 hours on volunteer activities during that same period. Last April, the National Language Service Corps (NLSC) challenged its membership to volunteer their language skills in service of others during National Volunteer Week 2013.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
2013 was a good year for the National Language Service Corps (NLSC) beginning with The President of the United States signing the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act which established the NLSC as a permanent program within the Department of Defense. NLSC Members are grateful for the opportunity to grow as a language resource serving government agencies.