Importance of Language Access for a Diverse Community

Among Asian Americans in the state, 70% speak a language besides English at home, more than 42% of whom speak English less than “very well.”

As a largely immigrant community, the majority of Asian American households in North Carolina speak an Asian ethnic language at home. With a third of Asian Americans living in the state’s four major urban counties reporting themselves as Limited English Proficient (LEP), this highlights the barrier that the lack of language access presents in our democracy.

Do you know anyone who could benefit from or volunteer to provide language assistance to our communities? Email us so we can help connect resources and provide language assistance where appropriate.