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Project CLIMB Programs

Project CLIMB, Cultivating Legal Interpreters from Minority Backgrounds, has positively impacted the members of the Deaf Community who engage with the U.S. legal system through it's $2M, five year grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. Project CLIMB has supported diversity in legal interpreting by providing delivery of educational opportunities within communities of learning for interpreters from minority groups. Over the life of the grant, Project CLIMB has prepared more than 150 interpreters of color and/or from heritage signing backgrounds for work in the legal setting.

Project CLIMB has developed and delivered multiple legal interpreter education programs. A project summary, content guidance, and materials (coming soon) have been compiled as well as overview information about each specific program and training. 

Grant Recognition

The contents of the Project CLIMB website was developed under a grant (#H160D160001) from the Department of Education. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education. Do not assume endorsement by the Federal government.

As of December 31, 2021, this grant project is no longer active or soliciting applications.
This website will remain available as a resource.

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