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.