The Institute for Community Leadership produces a West-Coast wide travelling leadership delegation. This year, it is called To Us, You Matter: Civic Engagement Tour. During the Tour, students participate in daily classes on the theory and practice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., facilitate community events, and develop an u
nderstanding of the power of civic participation. Students study what America is saying about democracy, and inspire the need for civics and leadership education in our schools.
The student’s Tour will stop in over 100 cities, towns, and rural areas in three states on the West Coast. It will be meeting with businesses, community organizations, schools, faith-based entities, and native nations. Sponsors and partners include school districts, local educational agencies, local businesses and corporate entities, universities and community colleges in Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, Stockton, Richmond, Eugene, Salem, Portland, Olympia, Tacoma, Kent, Federal Way, Seattle, and Spokane. Every day students wake up early, stay up late, make their own meals, clean up, and camp out (they even leave their phones at home). We know this journey assists the youth in developing resilience, confidence and ethical reasoning necessary not only to be good students, but also great leaders.
A big thank you to the following supporters of our tour:
ICL produces professional development classes for educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, public servants, elected leadership and others through various classes, seminars, and guest lectures.
ICL’s youth programming dynamically engages youth in their society and empowers them towards academic, social, and professional achievement. Our culturally relevant and research-based curriculum directly addresses academic disparities and prepares youth for meaningful lives.
ICL hosts vibrant community leadership events and seminars throughout the west coast region we serve. All community members—from youth to educator to administrator—are welcome to these relevant conversations. A strong community is at the core of the world’s development.
The Institute helps schools and educators serve more students well. We assist youth in developing their own vision for America, and teach them the academic and social skills necessary for their vision to come into reality.
Enabling educators, professionals, and young people to deeply engage in current events and in the study of contradictions in society that impact our lives on a day-to-day basis. Your donation may be directed to a specific project or activity. General organizational support is also appreciated.
Home based programming serves young people ages 14-24 of Washington State, with a focus on South King County.
Contact: The ICL classes and programs for students help our young people become part of this dialogue– and help them become part of the solution. Please contact: Dr. Nyla Rosen at 253 508 3250 or Nyla@icleadership.org or Ciahra Franck at 206 613 9288 or Ciahra@icleadership.org
Yes, we do! We provide classes and programming with schools and community organizations in more than 100 school districts in 17 states and five countries.
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