Life and Legacy of Dr. King Academy


Life and Legacy of Dr. King Academy: Contribute today to a young person’s self-transformation.

This December 26 through January 1, the Institute for Community Leadership commences its 27th year of the dynamic Life and Legacy of Dr. King Academy. Young people and adults carry out an intensive, week-long study of the contributions of Dr. King and their relationship to how we live our lives today.

We hope that we can count on you to support our individual and collective efforts.

The Life and Legacy of Dr. King Academy engages young people in the study and practice of Dr. King’s nonviolence as a way-of-life — including the development of self-control, a dedication to life-long learning, and the constant pursuit of truth and justice.

In our intensive residential and daytime academies, students participate in leadership seminars with civil rights luminaries, study rare historical footage, read, write, and dialogue in interactive workshops. They prepare speeches and discussions on Dr. King’s legacy to present throughout the year.

The Life and Legacy of Dr. King Academy is student-centric and interactive. Washington State students work hand-in-hand in a cultural exchange format with young people from California and Alabama.

For those who are able to contribute $100 or more, we would like to send a hard copy thank you gift of our most recent publication, From a Kitchen in the World House. In addition to sharing cultural and heritage recipes of our students and their families, the book features beautiful photos and writings of the democracy-saving work of our young people.

The Institute for Community Leadership’s mission is to promote democracy and increase social and economic justice by teaching and equipping young people to be lifelong, active participants in a dynamic, fair and equitable democratic process.

THANK YOU for considering making a contribution to this life-saving effort.

“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for civil rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.