The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will; created next in activity...The paths to it are not found, but made; and the activity of making them changes the maker and the destination.

John Schaar



I-LEAD is a community-based nonprofit school that works to improve local quality of life by helping to strengthen citizens as effective community leaders.


I-LEAD's Vision

I-LEAD seeks to improve neighborhood quality of life in Pennsylvania by working with community leaders to develop and hone strong local leadership. 
This is accomplished by focusing on four central goals:

Helping grass-roots leaders build and practice a repertoire of important leadership skills-- the skills entailed in effective dialogue, and the skills entailed in systems thinking;

Helping grass-roots leaders master certain bodies of supplemental information required
     for effective local leadership, including knowledge of public systems,
private systems, and technology literacy;

Improving collaboration and cooperation between and among active local leaders;

Assisting grass-roots leaders in envisioning and achieving tangible, 
community-based leadership initiatives.

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IINNER EYE: "Direct your eye right inward, and you'll find a thousand regions of the mind yet undiscovered." (Thoreau)
Non-Discrimination Policy
The Institute for Leadership Education, Advancement, and Development, Inc. (I-LEAD) does not discriminate against students, prospective students, employees or applicants for employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, age, or sexual orientation. I-LEAD admits students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, age, sexual preference, or any other legally-recognized bases.

Last Updated
April 2008

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