Category Archives: Organization

Celebrating Young Leaders’ Accomplishments

I haven’t traveled to very many places other than Congo, so I’m not sure if this is the case anywhere else, but my trips for CLI always have a strange way of allowing me to look at life in the United States … Continue reading

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Meet CLI’s Associates!

Happy Summer CLI Supporters! Look out for exciting updates following Nate’s trip to Congo and preparing for this summer’s Leadership Accelerators. But first, we are very excited to welcome two new members to the team! Yasara and Millicent have recently … Continue reading

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CLI’s Empowerment Model

In the past few years there had been a lot more awareness about nonprofits and the work they are doing. But with this awareness have come criticisms; is aid really helping anyone? The old way of running nonprofits doesn’t work … Continue reading

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A Year in Review, CLI Edition

This is a guest post from Deputy Director, Emily Ballard A little over a year ago if someone had mentioned the Democratic Republic of the Congo to me, it stirred up very little information in my mind. I knew about … Continue reading

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Exciting News: We have partnered with IED Congo!

We at the Congo Leadership Initiative are very excited to announce that we have partnered with IED Congo, and will now have the Baraka Leadership Institute in addition to our Kinshasa Leadership Institute. IED is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge

This post by Founder Nate Houghton discusses his decision to work on CLI full time. It was probably February or March of 2012 when I began to consider what it would be like if I was working on CLI full … Continue reading

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Building an organization

This post by Founder Nate Houghton outlines the creation of the Congo Leadership Initiative. Running a nonprofit requires one to be a combination of the following: salesperson, lawyer, ambassador, translator, mediator, web developer, photographer/videographer, accountant, teacher, writer, event planner, and … Continue reading

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The first trip to Congo

This post by Founder Nate Houghton outlines his first trip to Kinshasa. The first thing to do when you’re nineteen and interested in working in the Congo is arrange a trip. The second thing to do is tell your parents … Continue reading

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Traveling… but not to Congo this time

Check out below for a message from CLI’s CEO Nathaniel Houghton, who is currently traveling up and down the East Coast and meeting with some amazing groups working in the Congo! One of my favorite parts about my role with … Continue reading

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An update from Kinshasa

CLI’s Program Officer Jason Ricciardi is about to make his way back to the United States after a two-month trip to Kinshasa. His contributions to CLI’s programming have been undeniable, and he had the following to say about his time … Continue reading

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