and empower Latino students, families, and their communities to become bilingual global citizens

We are committed to continue serving and supporting our community during the coronavirus crisis by creating access to resources and information to address the needs of community members and families who need it most

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

ways to give

Make a charitable gift

For less than .85 cents a day, you can make a one time donation that could pay for the production of 4 ISLA En Casa videos free to the public

Become a sustainer

By giving as little as $5 a month, you can Support ISLA students and their families with the empowering resources that can help close the opportunity gap in our community.

Choose an amount

Give what you can and make a donation of any amount. Every contribution makes an impact and allows us to continue our work.

why we exist

Our work is rooted in bringing people together through language and culture. We create community through education, outreach, and resources.

"After graduating high school, I wanted to stay involved with ISLA because of the community ISLA built. I didn't want to leave something that I finally had for the first time in my life. I could see kids at ISLA going through the same thing I did, who felt different and I thought, 'wouldn't it be great to help these kids at a young age to love their culture and not have to wait so long like I did to appreciate being able to speak Spanish and be proud of my culture'."

                                                                                                          - Lady Johana

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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