CONGO LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

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Location: 225 Delaware Ave. STE 10 Buffalo NY 14202 USA

Mission: CLI develops the next generation of leaders to be catalysts for peace and prosperity in the Congo.
Results: CLI has empowered more than 100 young leaders in Kinshasa and is expanding quickly!
Target demographics: Youth
Geographic areas served: Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Rating: 5 stars  

CLI really is about empowering the next generation of Congolese leaders to be catalysts for peace and prosperity. In just a few years, CLI is making a measurable impact on the ground in Kinshasa, equipping students with skills and knowledge so they can affect real community change. Having been involved with CLI since its founding, I've seen tremendous organizational growth led by a team of passionate individuals. CLI lives and breaths its mission, with a committee team of Congolese facilitators and an intergenerational team back in the U.S. that serves as an incubator for leadership development. While my time on the board has ended, I am happy serve in an advisory role and increase support and fundraising for CLI.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had many profound experiences with a number of different international development organizations and of course their programming methods throughout my career. Without a doubt, the CLI Leadership Accelerator introduced me to revolutionary grass-roots techniques that work. CLI has the potential for inspiring other leadership programs to do the same in particular because all participants, including myself, demonstrated an increased awareness and adaptation to a curriculum completely foreign to the environment that surrounds it. The initiative is moving towards a fine-tuning phase, and considering the organization is still only a start-up, that is pretty amazing. We still have some work to do surrounding cultural issues that continue to affect programming in different ways, but the foundation of the program is there and moving like a freight train.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I feel that CLI has done an amazing job of identifying a true problem in the Congo, and tackling it. Because of what they do, they are starting at the bottom of a chain that will ultimately help for further development of the whole nation. Education is extremely important, and from the quick success they've already seen, it's obvious that it is one that can be fixed with the right focus and effort. On top of being a great organization for the popele they help, CLI makes it very easy for everyone to get involved in the cause and feel like they are making a difference.

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Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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