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Class XIV (2017-2018)


Congratulations Class XIV !!

ICL's Newest Graduates !!


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 XVI (2019-2020) are now available.

The deadline for submission is July 17, 2019!

ICL Class 16 Application (Word docx)

ICL Class 16 Application (PDF file)



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. Click here for a few photos of the February 2015 board meeting at Methodist University

ICL Board members. From the Left: Mr. Ted Voorhees, Fayetteville City Manager; Dr. James Anderson, Chancellor, Fayetteville State University; Ms. Renarta Moyd, Cumberland County Schools; Dr. Loleta Foster, Community-at-Large; Dr. Ben Hancock, President, Methodist University; Ms. Ade Lewis, ICL Executive Director; Mr. Carl Mitchell, FTCC; Mr. Mark Regensburger, FTCC; and Mr. Brent Michaels, FTCC.


Community Service Project:



Class XII on their ICL class project at Second Harvest Food Bank, February 20, 2016.



ICL Alumni 10 Year Reunion Gathering:



Mayor Nat Robertson helps ICL alumni celebrate

at the 10 year reunion, August 23, 2014.


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!

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"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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