I.C.L.C.E.
Institute of Critical Languages and Cultural Exchange


WHY ICLCE MISSION IS IMPORTANT TO LOUISIANA:

Congressman Bill Cassidy is a major supporter of National Security Language Initiative
He is an independent learner and life-long learner himself of foreign languages (Spanish) 
As a Senator in the Louisiana Legislature, his proposed a bill which became a la: ACT 770
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=504273

Louisiana is one of the very few states with a law requiring Critical Language instruction to all children in Louisiana.
Congressman Cassidy and his staff have always supported ICLCE grants, mission and programs. He was kind to be present at STARTALK opening and closing ceremonies in 2008 and 2009.
In the area of cultural Exchange, Congressman Cassidy is a strong believer in Youth leadership as global citizens.  He has traveled throughout the world and hi opened his home to many exchange students visiting Baton Rouge. 
Secretary Jay Dardenne http://www.sos.louisiana.gov  supports our State Department mission of enhancing critical languages and cultural exchange programs.  His staff has extended support and help to ICLCE and its summer Arabic language programs for high school students.
 
Louisiana State University LA STEM office believes in the importance of developing global citizenship through cooperation and community support.  Professor Su Seng Pang, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives at LSU has played a major part in supporting ICLCE programs.