Institute of Community Leaders (ICL) 

ICL Celebration of Graduates

Due to the ongoing NHTA strike, the ICL Celebration of Graduates for 2019 has been cancelled.

Please join us in wishing all of our ICL class of 2019 graduates congratulations and best wishes for their next steps!

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8th Grade Parent Information Night

Thursday | May 16 | 6pm | James Logan High School Little Theater

With ICL Exhibition Night to follow —>

Please join us for our eighth annual


Thursday | May 16 | 6:30-8:00

James Logan High School

Memorial Square

(at the far end of campus,

near the corner of H. St. and Colgate Dr.)

  • ICL Freshmen and Sophomores will be displaying their best work from each class!

  • ICL Seniors will officially ‘sign’ for the colleges and universities they will be attending in the fall!

  • Fundraising raffle to finance ICL college field trips!

ICL goes to Facebook!

On Friday, April 12th, ICL students participated in a Facing History and Ourselves event at Facebook headquarters.

Our students, working with other Facing History and Ourselves students from around the Bay Area, participated in an event called Hackathon. Students were asked to create new technology that could help with social justice issues including bullying, developing empathy, and gentrification. The students invented apps, websites, and wearable tech and presented it to Facebook employees for feedback. It was an amazing experience!

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Fundraising Gala!

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ICL Students attended the annual Facing History and Ourselves Gala at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency. Students acted as ambassadors for the Facing History Program, worked as ushers at the event, and spoke with potential donors about the benefits of the program. As a bonus, students attended the dinner afterwards, and heard from Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farmworkers Union with Cesar Chavez!


ICL Valedictorian addressing the James Logan High School Class of 2018!

ICL Valedictorian addressing the James Logan High School Class of 2018!

2018 ICL graduates were accepted into the following colleges:

  • Dominican University of California

  • Notre Dame de Namur

  • SAE Ex'pressions College for New Media

  • Stanford University

  • Northern Arizona University

  • University of California, Irvine

  • University of California, Merced

  • University of California, Riverside

  • University of California, Santa Cruz

  • University of Hawaii, Manoa

  • California State University, Bakersfield

  • California State University, Fresno

  • California State University, Hayward

  • Sacramento State University

  • San Francisco State University

  • San Jose State University

  • Sonoma State University

  • Chabot Community College

  • College of San Mateo

  • Las Positas College

  • Leeward Community College

  • Ohlone College

  • Sacramento City College

  • Santa Monica College

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ICL Celebration of Graduates!

Please see pictures of our fabulous ICL Class of 2018 here!

Congratulations to our ICL students

who earned a certification this year through the

Mission Valley ROP Career Technical Training Center!

Students earned certifications in:

  • SP-2 (OSHA Equivalent)

  • Basic Life Support/CPR Card

  • Food Services/Culinary Arts

  • Basic Film Photography

  • HIPAA Awareness for Healthcare Providers

  • Medical Terminology

  • California Food Handlers Card

Congratulations to the following students, who have begun earning certifications to go directly into the work force after graduation:

  • Alejandro Alvarado-Sandoval

  • Korayma Barron

  • Sage Bringas

  • Julian Brown

  • Jordan Chavarria

  • Kenedy Gomez-Mendoza

  • Adrian Gomez

  • Jonathan Gonzalez

  • Jose Gonzalez

  • Victoria Gonzalez

  • Talia Kelly

  • Marlene Lopez

  • Carissa Lukan

  • Kayla Manuel

  • Marilyn Marquez

  • Dajohn McCormick

  • Giovanni Munoz

  • Aliannah Paopao

  • Jennifer Rivera

  • Andrea Rosales

  • Breanna Sanders

  • Victoria Sanders

  • Nikhil Sharma

  • Michelle Tibayan

  • Shane Tran

  • Tina Tran

  • Agueda Ulloa

  • Ignacio Villasenor

  • Nicole Wong

ICL Parent Nights!

Visit our Parent Corner for handouts and slideshows from our ICL Parent Nights.

Learn about the amazing ICL program at James Logan High School.

The Institute of Community Leaders is a college-preparatory program inside of James Logan High School; it's a school-within-a-school. The students in this program are Logan students who plan on graduating with all the pre-requisites needed for a four-year college or university. This program was designed with a prescribed course sequence that ensures students have every opportunity to meet and exceed the requirements for college. In order to reach that goal students receive both rigorous academic coursework and a variety of support.   

Although this program opened in Fall 2011 with our first cohort of 9th graders, the planning and work for this new program began in Fall of 2008. It has been a long journey! Founding and participating team members include (in alphabetical order): Dorothy Allen, Abhi Brar, Erin Cross, Alicia Elbert, Teri Lampi, Jessica Lange, David Loyd, Amy McNamara, Stephanie Papas, Rev. Rick Perry (COR), Ed Raco, Jodie Schwartzfarb, Meghan Sobcienski, and Karen Yifru. 

Our work has been influenced by many schools and people! Joe Feldman, former Director of Secondary Education in New Haven Unified helped us learn what small successful schools look like around the country and provided us with lots of data and professional reading.  Dr. Olivia Lynch, former Director of Professional Learning Systems for the School Redesign Network at Stanford University's School of Education worked with us for three years to help us focus on the important pieces, and guided us in creating a structure that would work. Also, Enid Lee a nationally acclaimed Educational Consultant on equity and literacy worked with the planning team do establish our collective instructional philosophy and strategies. We also conducted many site visits to other successful small schools in the Bay Area, and we've borrowed some "best practices" from each of them and made them our own. We've learned from Oceana High School, Summit Preparatory, Irvington High School, Conley-Carabello High School, and Hillsdale.  We have collaborated formally and informally with a multitude of other schools and educational leaders in designing this program, and we continue to reach out, collaborate and learn from other professionals as much as we can.  


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