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Class XVIII (2021-2022)






Please Welcome the Newest ICL Participants!!



The Institute

The Institute for Community Leadership is Fayetteville and Cumberland County's joint community leadership program. It is designed to provide local citizens the opportunity to participate in activities leading to community leadership, volunteer service, and membership on local boards and commissions. The ICL is one of North Carolina's premier leadership programs. Click on the YouTube icon below to view a recent video about ICL:

Vision Statement

To identify, develop, and empower community members, especially those not previously identified, who are able and willing to commit to leadership and service roles in addressing important issues in the Fayetteville and Cumberland County area of North Carolina.


Sponsoring Agencies


Applications for Class 19 (2022-2023) are now open.

Click below for the type of application you prefer:


Application Form - PDF Format


Application Form - Word Doc Format




ICL Board of Directors:

The Institute for Community Leadership is governed by a board comprised primarily of representatives from the sponsoring agencies. The Arts Council of Cumberland County is also represented on the board along with Dr. Loleta Foster, the community-at-large member. The board meets twice a year to monitor ICL programs and initiatives.


Community Service Project:



ICL class project at Second Harvest Food Bank.



ICL Alumni 10 Year Reunion Gathering:



ICL alumni celebrate at the 10 year reunion.


Click HERE for more photos




Graduates of the ICL Program are engaged in leadership positions across the county making our community a better place to live and work. Government agencies and non-profit organizations eagerly seek ICL alumni to offer them positions on their boards and commissions.

Click here to see where some of the ICL Alumni are serving



The origins for ICL can be traced back to 2001.

Click here for an extended article about the ICL published in the Journal of Leadership Education


Photo Gallery!

Check often for new photos. Click icon below:



"ICL participants engage and interact with a diverse group of participants and become change agents to make this community better through commitment and service."

          Ricardo S. Morgan

          ICL Alumnus, Class V


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Institute for Community Leadership
Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Road, P.O. Box 35236, Fayetteville, NC 28303-0236
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