Is a grassroots initiative launched in 2005 to embrace and value the more than one hundred languages spoken in Chicago. Along with English, over a million persons in the city speak another language, making Chicago a multilingual city. Multilingual Chicago is a 501 c3 organization.
Is to recognize and promote the many languages spoken in our city. In Chicago, multilingualism equips our citizens with confidence and better interpersonal and social communication skills. In addition, the ability to speak two or more languages is a gift through which individuals demonstrate tolerance and service to others. Our goal is to celebrate the people who possess this invaluable resource: LANGUAGES.
A public school district or nonpublic school may establish the State Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in English and in one or more other foreign, or world, languages. This recognition must be designated on a student’s transcript and high school diploma with a receipt of the State Seal of Biliteracy, provided that all conditions and requirements for the program have been met.