Jack O’Dell with Institute youth WELCOME! Create peace. Construct community. Strengthen democracy. Institute for Community Leadership Executive Director Dr. Roy Wilson and student Jabari LaChaux host Ambassador Andrew Young for Professional Development Colloquium with educators and administrators from secondary and higher education institutions Students interview with news reporters during a Cultural Leadership Exchange. Students and staff prepare for an Ethical Leadership and Civic Engagement Seminar at the O’Dell Education Center in Kent, WA From left, Institute for Community Leadership Executive Director Dr. Roy D. Wilson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Professor Edith Ariadna, and Institute for Community Leadership Government and External Affairs Director Dr. Karen L. Bohlke, at the twelfth annual Pedagogy Conference of the Americas. Totem welcoming at the Institute for Community Leadership’s Jack O’Dell Education Center with Quinault carver Randy Capoeman and members of the Quinault Nation. Institute Government and External Affairs Director Dr. Karen Bohlke with student delegates at the 10th annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Selma, Alabama. ICL students visit the state capital on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Schools May Be Closed but Civic Engagement is Always Open

We’re bringing youth and international experts together online for a dynamic and interactive series of leadership seminars during the current health restrictions. Starting March 14, the Institute launched the series with our students and leading experts with their feet on the ground in civic engagement, government, healthcare and community leadership around the world.

Students are hearing perspectives and dialoguing via video conferencing with people from many countries and with many viewpoints.They are deepening their understanding of the global implications of the spread of Covid-19 and how civic engagement and action are imperative to stopping it and solving community problems created by its spread.Follow us for updates on each of our leadership seminar sessions in the coming days at www.facebook.com/icleadership

 

Our Mission

The Institute for Community Leadership assists individuals, schools, and organizations envision a more just nation and world, and develop and sustain the strength, discipline, leadership, relationships, and organizational integrity to bring that vision into reality.

Our Work

Professional Development

ICL produces professional development classes for educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, public servants, elected leadership and others through various classes, seminars, and guest lectures.

Youth Otherness

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.

Community Leadership

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.

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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.

What does your donation go towards?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

01.

Who do you work with?

Home based programming serves young people ages 14-24 of Washington State, with a focus on South Puget Sound.

04.

Can my child get involved?

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

02.

Do you work with educators?

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.

03.

How can I get involved?

Well, thanks for asking. You can call us at (253) 872-3612, join our email list by filling out the form at the bottom of the page, to keep up with events!

contact information

  • Education Center

    24833 180th Ave SE Kent, WA 98042

  • Office Numbers

    Phone: (253) 872-3612 | Fax: (425) 671-0998

  • Hours of Operation

    8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily

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