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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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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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CLI Experience: My Community

Check out this link to see an example of CLI’s programming in Congo! This lesson, called My Community, is one of the ways CLI encourages deep community impact by scholars immediately upon their graduation. Happy New Year from all of … 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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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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Day of the African Child

Youth are the best resource and change agent within any country, and that is why CLI believes so strongly in the youth and our scholars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  In 1976 thousands of black school children marched … Continue reading

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CLI Fundraising Success!

Last Friday Congo Leadership Initiative held a fundraiser at Joloff in NYC. In total, we raised $410- enough to support 2 scholars in this summer’s Leadership Development Program! Thank you to all our supporters who contributed, and for those who … Continue reading

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Vote For Us!

Congo Leadership Initiative has the chance to win $2500 from Jumo, a group dedicated to helping fund social change projects! This money would be invaluable in furthering CLI’s growth and outreach with leadership development for students in the Congo. Please … Continue reading

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