Department of Education Win

September 9, 2011 — Washington, D.C.

On September 9, 2011, Isom Global Strategies celebrated a new contract with the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office. IGS, a woman- owned, 8(a) small business, which prides itself on its commitment to diversity, cultural sensitivity, and knowledge-sharing in today’s era of globalization, has a vested interest in furthering the work of IFLE.

IFLE is responsible for encouraging and promoting the study of foreign languages and the cultures of other countries at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary school levels in the United States. IFLE’s work includes administering both domestic and overseas programs. Overseas programs are authorized under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (Fulbright-Hays Act).

IGS’ own graphic designer and Fulbright Scholar grantee Adrienne Hackney looks forward to showcasing her talents to promote the mission of IFLE. Under this contract, IGS will create compelling images to share the IFLE vision with a diverse audience, providing multi-cultural graphic design for IFLE program brochures, presentations, and exhibit materials.

Adrienne says, “I get the most excited by the opportunity to create visual impact by leveraging design to connect with people of different races and cultural backgrounds, inspire them into action, and unite them to effect change in their lives.” Hackney honed her skills in graphic design while pursuing her grant in India.

Towan Isom, IGS President and CEO, says, “We here at IGS are no strangers to the importance of diversity and international experiences. The combination of our cultural awareness and graphic design skills necessary to develop dynamic products will promote understanding of and knowledge about foreign languages and other cultures around the world. We aspire to advance global educational competency among American citizens, and increase the quality of postsecondary educational resources for ED.”

About Isom Global Strategies

Isom Global Strategies is based in downtown Washington, D.C. Founded in 1996 to pioneer innovative and excellent full-service marketing, IGS' core focus areas include program management, conference planning, strategic communications and management consulting. IGS has a proven track record of providing excellent customer service, stellar management strategies and cutting-edge campaigns for government and commercial clients.

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