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Whether you’ve participated in one of our programs or someone you know has, when you donate to ISLA, you become a part of our community.

Give monthly, and you’ll become a part of +ISLA, a passionate community invested in creating an equitable society strengthened by the power, knowledge, and value of Latin American languages and cultures.

Our Impact

Since 2012 ISLA has provided 768 hours of heritage language and cultural immersion programs for free to more than 325 children from accross the state of North Carolina. 



primarily low income Hispanic/Latino families have participated and received ISLA's services in the past 8 years



hours of community outreach through partnerships, collaborations, and workshops for our community

It’s about community, connection, and bringing people together through language and culture.

We want the +ISLA community to feel connected, committed, and proud to support our programs. Here’s what you can expect when you join.

what you get for being a member
Noticias ISLA

A regular newsletter that we send via email to keep you updated 

on our work and a reminder of just how important your contribution is.

ISLA podcast

Get early access to our audio series created and produced by ISLA staff and students.


Be at the top of our guest list to virtual and online events, celebrating our work and the people who make up our important community.


Receive personal, handwritten notes from ISLA students

Special Events

We are hosting LIVE virtual Events. Here is our schedule for the events.

Live Launch Event

November 8th

4:00PM EST

Executive Director, Jenice Ramirez,  and our Program Director, Susana Benites, will be joined by different members of the ISLA community to discuss our purpose and vision, and how donor support is helping us expand our programs and increase our impact.

Master Class Peruvian cuisine

November 15th

6:00PM EST

Registration Closed 

Jessica Soto, a cook from Le Cordon Bleu and Cristina Benavides, a vegan activist and a lover of cooking, will guide us in this Master Class of Peruvian cuisine. Both will give us a class on how to use Peruvian ingredients in vegan cuisine, showing us that eating vegan is eating rich and healthy.

Discover the Rhythms of Puerto Rico

November 18th

7:30PM EST

Registration Closed 

Discover the Rhythms of Puerto Rico. Play and groove in this learning experience that requires no musical training and no outside equipment. Using basic household items (empty trash bins, pots, shoebox, etc.) as “drums,” you’ll learn all about the rhythms, beats, and history that make Puerto Rico sing and dance.

Cooknnecting con ISLA

December 3rd

8:00PM EST

This experience where we will be cooking with purpose will be interactive and bilingual. She will be guiding you step by step on how to cook a traditional family dish of Puerto Rican cuisine. In addition to having the opportunity to interact and share cultural and culinary experiences, she will accompany you to discover how you can “Cooknnect” with yourself among other benefits through the kitchen.

Your support goes to this

Weekly educational heritage language immersion program for children ages 3 to 17.


Provides parents a safe place to ask questions and offers access to key resources 


Weekly educational heritage language immersion program for children ages 3 to 17.


Podcast to inspire, learn and teach about Latino / Hispanic culture as we learn and improve our Spanish.

Main Office

3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite A100, Durham, NC 27707

Mailing Address: P.O Box 16278 Chapel Hill, NC 27516



Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday 9-5pm

ISLA Los Sábados

St. Thomas More School

920 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Saturday 8-12pm

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