The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center


Civic Engagement Leadership Institute

A Leadership & Community Service Camp for High School Students

A Program of The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center

9 AM -4PM (Presentations on Friday from 4-5PM) 

The Civic Engagement Leadership Institute (CELI) is an intensive summer enrichment experience that empowers high school students to impact Triangle communities through socially conscious thought and action.

Thank you to Duke Corporate Education
for being our 2022 & 2023 Facility Sponsor!

What do students do at CELI?

By exploring the root causes of social issues, working with nonprofit agencies, and formulating service projects, students will develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to help shape the future of the Triangle and beyond.

Sessions will be held at the Duke Corporate Education Building (pictured left) at The American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham!

CELI Information

COVID-19 Updates




Fees & Assistance




Contact Us

The Institute will be offered in person. However, if conditions
change, the camps will be offered on a virtual platform.
All students attending will need proof of vaccination.

Check out some photos from past years of Civic Engagement Leadership Institute!


Phone: 919-321-6943

Or email Destiny Butler, Volunteer Services Manager. 

101 families still need to be sponsored this thanksgiving!

120 families still need to be adopted this holiday season!

Join us in celebrating our community volunteers

Attend the May 8, 2023 Governor's Volunteer Service Award & Key Volunteer of the Year Luncheon

RSVP by reserving tickets by May 1!