School of India for Languages and Culture

Rating: 4.62 stars   13 reviews


(care of) Como Park High School 740 West Rose Ave St Paul MN 55117 USA


Celebrating and Preserving the Heritage of India in the Heart of America. SILC strives to develop well-informed individuals in a non-religious setting. It plays a pivotal role in bridging the cultural gap and enhancing mutual understanding between cultures which are vital for strengthening ties between nations.


33+ years within the Twin Cities landscape, SILC is unique since it is run 100% by volunteers. Thousands of students have passed through its portals since inception. Our former students have gone through their paces to learn and understand/appreciate the diversity of Asian Indian culture.

Target demographics:

Families with children of Asian Indian origin

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Approximately 600 to 750

Geographic areas served:

Twin Cities, MN and its neighboring suburbs


Established programs ranging from pre-school to advanced languages, social studies and culture classes including electives for students of all ages.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

School of India For Languages and Culture (SILC) provides an excellent opportunity to twin cities (minneapolis / st.paul) community interested in learning about Indian languages (hindi, telugu, kannada, malayalam, nepali, tamil, gujarati), culture (festivals, dances, food, arts, tabala, yoga, cricket, cooking). At a personal level, it helped me and my kids to stay connected with our roots; and at the same time, gave me an opportunity to share and to teach Telugu language.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

giving me a sense of purpose and direction in staying connectd to the cultural roots and language.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being a Telugu teacher and volunteer - spending every saturday morning with the rest of volunteers, parents, teachers and students

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, professional and hold vast amount of experience and knowledge; And and all of them share a passion to volunteer, help and teach

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help in moving to a permanant school building in Minneapolis / St Paul (Right now, SILC operates in a rented school space on weekends). It could also help in supporting many outreach programs (inviting people from India for guest lectures / performances)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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