College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

PIT Night Volunteer Spanish Interpreting

(Indianapolis Public Schools Parents In Touch Night)


Each October since 2004 Butler's Spanish program has partnered with the Indianapolis Public School System to provide invaluable help to schools 49 and 61. Student interpreters assist classroom teachers in parent-teacher conferences with Spanish-speaking Latino families. This effort is an excellent opportunity for Butler Spanish students to serve the community and engage in a real-world cultural and linguistic experience. In addition to this once a year tradition, IPS ENL coordinators and teachers from IPS 49 and 61 are open to flexible plans that involve Butler students in tutoring and mentoring Latino students based on individual or small group schedules.

Student Stories

For more information on student volunteer opportunities at IPS 49 and 61, contact Professor Dan Alsop (