We are MCS - a group of people committed to ensuring that all of those in our nation's capital have the opportunity to succeed and that barriers to success are eliminated. The Multicultural Community Service (MCS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting and facilitating broad and inclusive civic participation. At its core, MCS believes that diverse and vibrant communities are the key to making Washington, DC and its residents thrive. Our core programs include:
MCS' Language Services Program provides oral interpretation and written translation services in up to 21 languages and trains bilingual community members to be professional interpreters. MCS' language service clients range from local organizations to heads of state. The program provides one-on-one community interpretation and simultaneous interpretation for events and meetings based on the United Nation's model.
Parental Engagement - DC Parent Information Resource Center
From 2006 to 2012, MCS led the city-wide efforts of the DC Parent Information Resource Center (DC PIRC). Supported by the US Department of Education, the DC PIRC served as the one-stop shop in the District of Columbia ensuring that Washington, DC parents took on a critical, informed and supportive role in the education of their children.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
MCS Hosts Professional Development Seminar for Community Interpreters, June 13th in Wasington, D.C.
MCS, DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs and Inter-American Development Bank collaborate on 2013 Interpreters' Professional Development Workhop, April 19th in Washington, D.C.
Report Highlights MCS' operation of the DC PIRC, supporting parental engagement in D.C.
Similtaneous Interpreter Training (SIT) Program Graduation Highlights
MCS Awards Twelve Grants to Public and Public Charter Schools to Support Parental Engagement Programs