Above all else, we believe that leadership is about innovation and taking action. All participants of ICL-supported programs understand that inspiration and education should fuel a passionate response within each and every student. We support these students so that they not only have a strong commitment to others, but have the ability to be catalysts for change in their communities. In short, ICL students tangible results are what drive the organization. Students excel not just by getting into the college and universities of their dreams, but by being active and engaged citizens. Examples of student-driven initiatives include creating school composting programs, winter coat drives, building schools in developing countries, anti-gang education, collecting food and cooking nutritional meals for a soup kitchen, leading an NCAA championship tennis team, or fundraising to provide health care and to dig wells in villages halfway across the globe.

The ICL maintains an active connection to global leaders past and present, as well as their projects. We foster a dynamic and growing alumni network and provide guidance to help graduates successfully complete service projects. We also help young leaders around the world find each other to share their amazing and inspiring work and experiences.