I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be able to work with Leadership Initiatives, their amazing staff, and the wonderful other students that contribute their efforts the cause. The greatest thing I can say about Leadership Initiatives is that they truly care. Whether it's about supporting the students who work so hard to help their business partners or the impressive behind-the-scenes work that would leave you speechless at the sheer amount of energy they put into each program. Leadership Initiatives is an amazing program that I am proud to be a part of.
I got involved with this organization out of pure fate. It's simply the best thing I've ever been apart of. The relationships I've built, whether it is a longtime friendship or a business reference for the future, it has been an incredible journey. Amazing group of people behind this organization. They are all genuine, kind, loving, and caring people. There isn't a better program to be apart of!
As a nonprofit professional, I have an intimate knowledge of how important organizations are to people that are disenfranchised and in need of support. I am a firm believer that real change happens in a bottom up format, empowering those who need support to change their circumstances and develop in order to reach their true potential. LI accomplishes this with innovative and precise programs- helping communities survive and thrive in a sustainable fashion.
Leadership Initiatives is determined to change the world, one community at a time. I have volunteered with LI since 2003 and visited projects in both Namibia and Nigeria. One difference this organization has is their constant presence. I have met many people in developing countries that have gone through training of some kind through one organization or another. More often than not, these people struggle to apply their skills outside of the classroom. Leadership Infinitives' Computer Literacy course is a great example for taking the abstract and making it applicable. I had an opportunity to meet Ibrahim, a graduate of this program. He now makes a living servicing peoples printing needs, creating banners, business cards, advertisements and wedding invitations. Throughout his transition from student to entrepreneur, LI has been there, checking in on him and assisting along the way. Ibrahim is more than just a success story for LI, he is a teacher and supervises the development of new graduates. He is one of the many people involved in that is committed to changing the world, one community at a time.