Language Access is Access to Services.
Without translation and interpretation, English learners cannot access the vital services they need to thrive. This includes everything from mental health screening and treatment, healthcare, public transportation, libraries, childcare, education, victim's services, housing, financial services and social work to protection from abuse and human trafficking, access to the legal system, access to public safety services, and much more.
To help local organizations that provide these services reach and serve New Americans, Global Wordsmiths has created three unique Social Impact Initiatives: The Language Access Project, The Community Engagement Project, and a Commitment to Quality Jobs.
Each of these Impact Initiatives has been designed to address one of the root causes of poor language access infrastructure in Rustbelt Cities: that language access services are too expensive for service providers, that there is a general lack of knowledge about the meaning and uses of language access resources, and that poor employment practices throughout the language service industry lead to high turnover and low quality. Click on each initiative below to learn more.