What We Do
The Community Language Cooperative (CLC) provides interpretation services, focus groups, and inclusivity/diversity training to make community, academic and governmental events more accessible for all. We help remove barriers and broaden opportunities for participation and community engagement by non-English speakers and train organizations on implementation of inclusivity practices.
The Community Language Cooperative (CLC), founded in 2014, is one the fastest growing language cooperative players in the United States. The CLC was born during a time where social justice and grassroots movements became more aware of centering the experiences of community members in philanthropy, community development, and social justice. What began as an interpretation and translation cooperative quickly grew into a language justice movement across Colorado. Since 2014, the CLC has centered the practice of radical inclusion, sharing power, and dismantling oppressive systems that impact linguistically diverse communities.
- Professional interpreting is a learned skill-set, not a power structure to be exploited
- Dismantle the use of a dominant language
- Youth Engagement
- Fair compensation
- Care and concern for community