Heritage University Language Center (HULC) was started in the summer of 2014 to assist with the efforts in language revitalization, preservation, and promotion. Language endangerment and extinction is happening all over the world and people, communities, and organizations can work together to help make a difference and save as many languages as we can. HULC started different projects in the community such as: a Ichishkin focused 2 and 3 year old classroom at the Heritage University Early Learning Center, opened all of the college level classes to the community to take, and started Sithlama the Zillah after school Ichishkin Language and Culture club. HULC is working on creating more language material and has finished its first Ichishkin only book that is Volume One of an ongoing series of books. HULC has organized the First Annual End of the Year Ichishkin Learners Recognition event to honor and recognize the people who are learning the Yakama language.
The future goals for HULC is to grow, expand and help start after school language and culture clubs throughout the valley. The Ichishkin only book was the start of many ore Ichishkin language learning materials that are being developed to help people teach and/or learn Ichishkin.