The New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) is a multilingual and multicultural association fostering the awareness and appreciation of bilingualism and biculturalism as an integral part of cultural pluralism in our society. The goals of the association are:
- To encourage the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of quality programs in bilingual education.
- To promote bilingual education as an educational process by which success of students is enhanced through instruction in their native language while learning English.
- To foster the recognition by the total community of the importance of bilingualism and its contributions toward a better understanding of the cultural and linguistic differences among people.