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Phone: 919-641-8198
P.O. Box 246
Germantown
Wisconsin 53022
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Target demographics: * The majority of students at UCBC are between the ages of 18 and 24.
* Community members served through the Centers for Community and Family Renewal and Creative Arts are members across the local community--from children through adults.
* The Center for Church Renewal and Global Missions and the Center for Professional Development target adults in the immediate community as well as the region of eastern DRC.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: research current events in D.R. Congo, write book summaries on D.R. Congo, provide feedback on marketing materials, respond to general inquiry communications

Geographic areas served: Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (North Kivu province)

Programs: Service Learning at UCBC: http://ucbcservice-learning.blogspot.com/

Mission:
Congo Initiative’s mission is facilitate transformation—transformation of communities, the society, and the nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An audacious goal? Absolutely! But Congo Initiative is meeting its mission. Congo Initiative is realizing its vision to “train and develop indigenous, Christian leaders” who have the skills and moral courage necessary to lead the changes necessary for DR Congo to flourish and become a beacon of light in the continent and the world.
Results:
* UCBC will graduate its first class of students, July 2011.
* Forty-eight graduates will receive their diplomas, having completed their undergraduate studies at UCBC.
* Major grant from Eastern Congo Initiative awarded in April 2011 for civic education, gender equity initiatives, radio/media infrastructure and technological development for academic programming.
* In April 2010 UCBC received its official charter and full accreditation from the Congolese government.
* Construction on the University Chapel and Community Center, the centerpiece of the UCBC campus, nearly half-completed, is currently used for classrooms, meetings, and chapel.

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Congo is one of those places that both captures our imaginations and breaks our hearts. It feels like a place where the Light sometimes stands little chance against the dark. So rich in natural resources but so damaged for so long by colonialism and warring factions, Congo’s needs sometimes seem ... more »
11/26/12
We give because we see the huge potential for future transformation of the Congo through students who go to UCBC. My husband Josh has been to UCBC four times, from 2008 and 2009, and I joined Josh for one of the trips as well. He was fortunate to spend a number of months there and really get to ... more »
08/05/12
After hearing about CI's great work in Beni several years ago, I finally had the chance to visit in June 2012. While I was only in Beni for a few days, it was important to see and hear from the administration, faculty and students how they are practically realizing their mission, specifically of ... more »
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