Awards

Awards, Recognitions, and National/Statewide Addresses

  • Oakland Unified School District Oratorical Contest First and Second Place 2010
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee Community Campaign Kickoff Rally Oakland, 2008
  • Coalition for Community Schools National Forum Workshop Presentation Portland Oregon, 2008
  • WA State Dep. of Labor & Industries Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event Keynote Address, 2008
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Peace Celebration and Rally Address Oakland 2008
  • City of Kent Community Arts Support Program Recognition, 2007
  • Marcus A Foster Educational Institute Awards Event Keynote Address, 2007
  • Puget Sound Educational Service District Conference Workshop Presentation, 2007
  • Solar Living Institute’s Solfest XII Address and Presentation, 2007
  • Dr. Bernard Lafayette Kingian Nonviolence Training Corps, 2007
  • Kent School District Champion of Diversity Award, 2007
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Townhall Meeting on the Iraq War Address Oakland, 2007
  • Office of Superintendant of Public Instruction Partnering for Student’s Success Conference, 2007
  • Puget Sound Educ. Service Dist, Secondary Model Schools Conference Presentation, 2006
  • Oregon Dep. of Educ., Violence Prevention Summer Institute, Keynote and Wksp. Presentation, 2006
  • OSPI Summer Institutes, Spokane, Yakima, SeaTac Workshop Presentation, 2006
  • OSPI 12th Annual Community Collaboration Conference, Workshop Presentation, 2006
  • Washington Association of Learning Alternatives, Workshop Presentation, 2006
  • The Extra Mile Award, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2006
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Kent School District, Youth Speakers 2006
  • Seattle University, Soup with Substance, Keynote Presenters, 2006
  • 18th Annual National Student Conference on Hunger and Homelessness, Workshop Presentation, 2005
  • National Council for Comm. and Educ. Partnerships Annual Conference, Leadership Wkshp Pres, 2005
  • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Summer Institute, Workshop Presentation, 2005
  • Simon Fraser University, Thinking Through Action International Conference, Workshop Presentation, 2005
  • WA State School Directors Association, Annual Multicultural Conference, Youth Keynote Address, 2004
  • Multi Ethnic Think Tank, Youth Keynote Address, 2004
  • South King Country Arts, Historic Preservation & Heritage Summit, Youth Keynote Address, 2004
  • WA State School Directors’ Assoc Diversity Summit, Keynote Address and Wkshp Presentation, 2004
  • Weyerhaeuser 25th Anniversary “Living the Dream Award”, January 2004
  • National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, Youth Keynote Address, 2003
  • Freedom Church of Seattle, Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Justice Award, 2003.
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Next Generation Leadership Fellowship, 2002-04.
  • National Youth Leadership Council’s Annual Conference on Youth Leadership and Service Learning, 2002.
  • Campus Outreach Opportunity League’s National Conference on Comm. Service, Plenary presenters, 2002.
  • The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Award, 2002.
  • Church Council of Greater Seattle, Samuel Berry McKinney-Racial Justice and Reconciliation Award, 2001.
  • WA State Legislature, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Keynote Address and Legislative Resolution, 2001.
  • Million Mom March, Get Out the Vote Rally, Keynote Address, 2000.
  • City of Seattle Official Institute for Community Leadership Day, 2000.
  • City of Seattle Human Rights Award, 2000.
  • Washington State of Education Address, Youth Keynote Address, October, 2000.
  • City of Tacoma, Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event, Keynote Address, 2000.
  • United Church of Christ, National Youth Conference, Keynote Address, 1999.
  • Washington State Coalition for the Homeless, Annual Conference, Keynote Address, 1999.
  • Youth Forum on Race, Urban Enterprise, Keynote Address, 1999.
  • FADCANIC (Foundation for the Autonomy of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua) Youth Leadership Conf. 1 wk in Nicaragua, 1998.
  • Washington State Human Rights Commission, Keynote Address, 1998.
  • Anne and Lawrence Nieder Community Service Award, 1998.
  • City of Seattle Diversity Award, 1998.
  • California State 4H Program, Annual Statewide Conference Keynote Address, 1988.
  • Youth Wall of Fame, 1998.
  • Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity, Annual Conference Presenters, 1998, 1999.
  • Loren Miller Bar Association, Youth Keynote Address, Spring, 1998.
  • National Association of Principals, Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award, 1997.
  • Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Keynote Address, 1997.
  • Standing Tall Indian Youth Conference, Quinault Indian Nation, 1997.
  • WA St Supreme Court, National Consortium of Task Forces Racial and Ethnic Bias, Youth Keynote Address, 1997.
  • President’s Summit for Americas Future, Governors Delegation, 1997.
  • Mothers Against Violence in America, Statewide Peace Maker Award, 1996, 1997, 1999.
  • Seattle Times Peace Keeper Award, 1996.
  • Highline Community College Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarianism Award, 1995.

Youth of ICL have presented speeches or key-notes to full school assemblies, workshops, seminars and at conferences in 9 states, and with various communities in Nicaragua.  Their work has been featured in Life Magazine, the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald Oakland Tribune, The Seattle Times, the Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Quinault News, the News Tribune of Tacoma, and in a National Public Radio TV Special “The United States of Poetry” and a National television feature on the Nicolodean Network.

Staff of ICL have published two chap youth poetry chap books, including “The Circle of Equilibrium:  Poems of Conscience”. Other ICL publications include Leadership Poetry Workshop Curriculum, Power for Personal Transformation and Social Change, Coaching Peace with Justice, Constructing Peace Filled Youth , 50 Steps to Community Organizing, Parent Handbook and various manuals, curriculum components, and worksheets.