The Institute of Critical Languages and Cultural Exchange is a 501C3 nonprofit, community-based educational institution. The mission of the organization is to provide all American youth with educational opportunities in the areas of critical language, cultural learning, and global citizenship. Additionally, I.C.L.C.E. provides educational summer programs in the areas of literacy and art in the context of multiculturalism and diversity.
I.C.L.C.E. educational programs are embedded in equity education principles.
Indeed, all the programs high percentage of enrollment and scholarships are designed for the historically underrepresented members of the community. ICLCE offers Student programs (K-16), Teacher Training programs, and Cultural Exchange and study abroad programs. Critical languages offered include Arabic, Hindi, Farsi, Urdu, Swahili, and Chinese. ICLCE strategic plan includes procurement of funds to offer a wide range of programs seeking to empower children of all ages with meaningful and unique educational opportunities to prepare them for the 21st Century career and job markets.
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The mission of the Institute for Critical Languages and Cultural Exchange Incorporated is to meet an urgent need, identified by the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI). This initiative is "designed to dramatically increase the number of Americans learning critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Farsi, and others through new and expanded programs from kindergarten through undergraduate/graduate studies, and into the workforce. An essential component of U.S. national security in the post 9/11 world is the ability to engage foreign governments and peoples, especially in critical regions, to encourage reform, promote understanding, convey respect for other cultures, and provide an opportunity to learn more about America and its citizens. To do this, Americans must be able to communicate in other languages, a challenge for which most citizens are totally unprepared."
Daily events and current global situations indicate the need to offer educational programs that enhance language and culture proficiencies to be competitive at home and abroad. Learning languages and their cultural dimensions alleviate the shrouded misconceptions and misunderstandings which often lead to conflict. Offering programs rooted in literacy, art, technology, and science provide community members and youth the opportunity to define their identity as constant learners and global citizens.
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