ICL students produced From a Kitchen in the World House cultural recipe exchange book entirely during COVID. The book project was organized by 30 students, representing 23 languages and 19 countries. They exchanged a cultural recipe from a grandparent or parent with another ICL student of a different race or nationality, cooked their partner’s recipe in their home, and served it to their family. They reflected on their experience in the writings enclosed. From a Kitchen highlights Dr. King’s World House concept that through science and technology our world has been brought together into a worldwide neighborhood; Dr. King calls us to turn this worldwide neighborhood into a brotherhood and sisterhood. Students share From a Kitchen in regular book readings and public events. From a Kitchen in a World House is available for purchase for $20. Please contact us to arrange a book reading or to purchase a book.
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.
Join a personally-transforming effort to strengthen democracy. The Institute for Community Leadership brings best practices from our nation’s civil rights and organized labor movements to the forefront in community education, training, and practice. Learn from distinguished elected officials, civil rights luminaries, and local and national leaders. Create cultural exchanges to cities, towns, and Tribal Nations throughout the West Coast and the nation. Organize diverse leaders, educators, families and students.
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We are seeking an experienced administrative specialist/office manager. Retired professionals encouraged to apply. Be part of a dynamic team! All professional administrative experience welcomed. For 25 years, the Institute for Community Leadership has developed strong youth leaders and transformative teachers throughout the West Coast.
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Your time, input, donations and support are essential to the success of this robust and critical, timely summer tour! Please consider one or more of the following:
Your financial support is essential this summer. Please generously consider:
• Your Yes we Can! donation of $25.00 assists in securing meals and snacks for 140 local student’s participation in self-transformational summer classes.
• Your The Time is Now! donation of $100.00 assists in securing curriculum and materials for classes and civic engagement opportunities for 215 students this summer.
• Your We Are the Change! Sponsorship of $1,200.00 provides a one-week experience for a local student to participate in home visits, virtual and in-person classes, and civic engagement events this summer.
• Your To Us You Matter! Lead Sponsorship of $5,000 provides a two-week experience for one student traveling between the west coast and the state of Alabama in July. This sponsorship covers airfare, ground transportation, meals and hotel/overnight accommodations.
Our team of staff and youth are traveling to the counties of Pierce, King and Grays Harbor, Washington; Contra Costa, Yolo, Sacramento, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, California; and Montgomery, Dallas, Macon and Wilcox, Alabama. We are carrying out meetings with elected officials, community leaders and social change luminaries with the purpose of expanding our regional capacity for intergenerational and interracial civic engagement.
If you have a recommendation for a meeting in one of these regions, or could assist with meals, transportation or other logistical support, please contact Dr. Nyla Rosen, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-508-3250.
Home based programming serves young people ages 14-24 of Washington State, with a focus on South Puget Sound.
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
Yes we do! The Institute provides classes and professional development for educators in schools and districts across the United States. Professional development includes: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement, Teaching Democracy, Engaging individuals from diverse races, cultures, and economic stations, Personal transformation through social participation, Community-based intrinsic motivation: inspiring interconnection, self-confidence, and caring for others. We also coordinate with educators in school districts throughout Washington and California to nominates students for our classes and initiatives.
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24833 180th Ave SE Kent, WA 98042
Phone: (253) 872-3612 | Fax: (425) 671-0998
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily