The Institute for Life-Long Learning & Workforce Innovation (“The Institute”) is a minority-owned 501 (C) (3) nonprofit that began in 2003. A unique group of professionals from across the nation who united ourselves from a commitment that is based on supporting urban communities. Many of our team members were reared in inner cities, and after obtaining their college degrees and years in the workforce each of us came together out of a deep commitment to give back. Our comprehensive programs and supports offer communities a wealth of opportunities in the greater Washington metropolitan area and nationwide. Our commitment is to individual and group success. We provide wrap-around services that empower and engage community programming to foster positive outcomes in urban communities. The Institute has seven core strategies that guide our work:

Strategy #1: College and Careers

Strategy #2: Teacher Effectiveness

Strategy #3: Boys of Color

Strategy #4: Early Childhood

Strategy #5: Strong Families

Strategy #6: Community Partnerships

Strategy #7: Workforce Development



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A. Education Leadership

a. Minority Male Engagement

  1. Recruitment
  2. Teacher/Pre-Service Training
  3. Development

b. Curricula Development & Implementation

  1. Workshop
  2. Institutional Programming

B. Public Speaking Interests

a. Youth Empowerment

  1. Goal Setting
  2. Pre-Professional
  3. Leadership
  4. Urban Issue
  5. Black Males

b. Education

  1. Teacher Leadership
  2. Black Male Educators
  3. Reform

c. Relationships

  1. Dating
  2. Interpersonal Dynamics

d. Community

  1. Mobilization
  2. Development
  3. Re-Organization

e. Pop Culture

  1. Hip Hop
  2. African- American Issues & Solutions