An Inner City Ministry Providing After School Tutoring, Mentoring and Youth Development



Our Mission:



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The Huntsville Inner City Learning Center is a Christ-centered organization partnering with schools, families and our community to help students with limited opportunities become spiritually aware, lifelong learners and responsible citizens, and high school graduates through programs focusing on Biblical knowledge, mentorship and academic support.


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The 2019 Give It Back Track 5K and Fun Run

At the HICLC, our students learn that they should always be looking for ways to “give back.” Each year, they choose to donate the proceeds from our annual 5K race and 1 mile fun run to a deserving charity. This year, HICLC is donating all proceeds from the Give It Back Track 5K and fun run to Graces of Gurley.

The Give It Back Track 5K and fun run will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 2700 Hall Avenue NW, Huntsville, AL 35805 (behind Campus 805).

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What's Happening at HICLC

The 2019 Spring Fundraiser was a Sold-Out Success!

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On March 28, 2019, the Huntsville Botanical Garden Grand Hall was filled to capacity for The Huntsville Inner Center Learning Center (HICLC) Spring Fundraising Dinner. With 320 guests and more than 40 sponsors, the sold-out event raised over $150,000 to support the HICLC’s continued mission of inner-city youth education and enrichment through Bible-based after-school programs and mentorship. During the program, guests were given a closer look at the inner workings of the organization, as well as insight into the necessity of this program in the community.

Art Leslie, HICLC Founder and Executive Director, described the fundraising dinner as “an extraordinary evening from my view on ‘the front row’ of watching some individuals learn about the HICLC for the first time and giving familiar partners a closer look at some of our children and their family situations. The fundraiser truly expanded everyone’s knowledge of the intentional work done by the HICLC.” Before Leslie delivered a keynote address connecting God constantly providing a way of escape for HICLC students to Him providing a ram for sacrifice to replace Abraham’s son Isaac, guest speaker and author May Patterson gave a similarly heartfelt speech. In her address, Patterson walked the audience through the direct connection between the premise of seeking God wholeheartedly in her book,Seeking a Familiar Face, to our opportunity to see God at work through our support of those that help His children. 

It was one of those nights where you felt God was in the room.
— Susan Callaway, HICLC Program Director

Special thanks go to the dynamic chairwomen of the night, Jackie Albrecht and Anne Laue for their amazing leadership throughout the entire process. We can’t wait to see what the Spring 2020 Fundraiser will bring!

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Volunteer with us

Sign up to volunteer for the 2018-2019 School year. We especially need tutors, help with meals, and transportation help. Learn more about all the ways you can make a difference.


Get Involved

We rely on volunteers called to serve in our community. We need tutors for homework help, mentors for our fitness and gardening programs, and groups willing to provide regular meals. Click the links below to learn more or please contact Susan Callaway at or 256-656-5599. 


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The Inner City Learning Center provides children grades K – 8 with a highly structured, disciplined after school program from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. We also hold a Summer Camp program. Our goal is to provide children with a safe environment that is enriching and conducive to learning.