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.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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.
Friday, November 1, 2013
The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) Members completed several assignments during Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) including the development of several language learning and sustainment modules for the Foreign Area Officers (FAOs). FAO’s cultural and linguistic expertise is a known strength within all branches of the military; and the involvement of NLSC Members is expected to enhance the learning experience on a virtual platform known as FAOWeb.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Summer is a time of recreation and extreme weather conditions. For the National Language Service Corps (NLSC), summer is a time to connect with Members and learn about the endangered languages of the world. Despite the blazing 92 degree weather, over 65 NLSC members, staff, and friends united to attend the 42nd Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Saturday, July 6th as an activity for the NLSC Washington, D.C. Regional Chapter.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Having a diverse membership with varying professional skill sets and backgrounds proves to be an asset to the National Language Service Corps (NLSC). With approximately 4,300 Members representing 287 languages, the NLSC continues to proactively manage its current membership. Hosting Regional Member Meet & Greets is one component of the NLSC’s Member management.