We just launched the new (and strikingly improved) Academy for Global Citizenship site last week for an ambitious public school here in Chicago.
First off, what is the AGC ? Good question—we love telling people about it! AGC is a small, internationally minded school with big dreams and unlike any public school in Illinois. At AGC, you can expect to see a green house, solar panels and chicken coops surrounding the playground—and the kids learning yoga in between classes.
At the intersection of environmental sustainability, nutritional literacy and global engagement, AGC’s goal is to enrich students in a holistic approach tied into their curriculum. In addition, AGC has a much larger plan to create a sustainable, net positive energy charter school that it’s been trying to drum up support for.
Last year, Doejo built the net positive brochure site as a colorful one-page-scrolling graphic. Founder Sarah Elizabeth Ippel loved the site, e-mail marketing and print collateral we did so much, she tasked us to do their main site, AGCChicago.org.
Ippel wanted a site unlike any academic site out there—not institutional or dull like their former site, but lively—representing the school and students’ enthusiasm. We helped tell their story in photo- and graphic-heavy visual narratives, worthy of the unique and inspiring public school.
We designed the AGC site to show how engaged students are at school, while explaining its mission, from academics to environmental stewardship. Check it out, we’re really proud of Doejoer Elizabeth’s photos of the kids turned out!
Read more about our work with AGC in our case studies.