We believe in DR Congo

Despite civil war, corruption, and violence against women, the Congo's future is bright! We know this because we educate, train, and invest in the young leaders who are building this future.

 
 
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CLI: A Proven Catalyst for Change

 
 

46%

of Congolese people are unemployed

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334

enterprises founded by
CLI young leaders

 
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54%

of Congolese youth are not enrolled in secondary school

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100

hours of training for each of CLI’s Young Leaders

 
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40%

of Congolese girls are married by age 18

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50%

of CLI’s young leaders are girls who are focused on their education, and improving their communities

 
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161st

DR Congo’s ranking in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index

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2,000+

graduates of CLI's ethical leadership training curriculum

 
 
 

CLI Alumni go on to do great things!

 
 
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University scholarships

CLI young leaders have earned nearly 20 scholarships to Congolese and international universities. This includes one alum with a full scholarship to Pomona College in California and multiple Mastercard Foundation Scholars.


Professional Success

Young leaders from CLI have been elected to Congolese provincial assembly, founded law firms, started major enterprises, and created child psychology practices - just to name a few achievements.

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YALI Fellowship

CLI has produced three prestigious Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) fellows since the program began in 2014.

 

who we are

what we do

 
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