Press Releases and Leadership Initiatives Announcements
Leadership Initiatives Announces Global Youth Innovators Initiatives with Envision at Harvard University
Partnership Program Begins June 14th 2014
Envision is a leading experiential education organization dedicated to enabling students of all ages to explore their interests and gain learning experiences beyond the classroom.
In 2012, Envision EMI merged with LeadAmerica to create the Envision Experience, a comprehensive offering of programs to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.
The Global Young Innovators Initiative
The Global Young Innovators Initiative, an Envision Program being held on the campus of Harvard University, is a six-day summit held in partnership with Leadership Initiatives, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that approaches the problems of underdevelopment by empowering communities to address their own needs through focused education and local financing.
This unique conference, which is held exclusively for alumni of Envision programs as well as select international students, brings together some of the brightest young minds from around the world to study and develop solutions for existing and emerging global issues while acquiring the skills necessary to lead the next generation of creative problem solvers and innovative thinkers.
For more information contact Leadership Initiatives Media Team at LImedia@lichange.org or call 202-738-1115.
Leadership Initiatives Named Best All Around By GlobalGiving in 2013
LI named a Superstar organization by GlobalGiving three years in a row.
This is awarded to a high performing fundraiser that was exceptionally engaged in 2013!
Leadership Initiatives raised more than $185,000 through individual donations and matching in 2013 and demonstrated remarkable engagement by participating in GlobalGiving’s Leadership Council and first-ever Online Fundraising Academy and by acting as a webinar guest host, among other things.
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site and evaluation nonprofit that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $146,164,841 from 396,661 donors who have supported 10,454 projects..
GlobalGiving evaluates nonprofits through visits by in-country teams of evaluators, and references by a large network of funders and experts in the field.
GlobalGiving was created by Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle who left the World Bank to open up the enormous potential of a global marketplace for philanthropy that could be open year round and operated virtually.
GlobalGiving has additionally helped Leadership Initiatives gain partnerships with organizations like Microsoft through their YouthSpark program and board members from Exxon and the Pentagon.
Marshall Bailly LI Executive Director Named Top Panelist at Chemonics International Youth Forum
Event Title: A Seat at the Table for Youth
When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
The USAID Youth Policy, released in 2012, highlights the importance of integrating youth engagement into all aspects of development, including project design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Engaging youth at all stages helps to build high-impact projects that are more responsive to young people’s needs — leading to more sustainable outcomes.
What are the successes and challenges of meaningfully engaging youth as future community leaders and positive agents of change?
Join us on September 10 to hear from specialists and youth representatives from the International Youth Foundation, Leadership Initiatives, Mennonite Economic Development Associates, International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Chemonics International as they share their experiences and lessons learned.
This discussion will highlight the successes and challenges of engaging youth and show the ways in which we can ensure they have a seat at the table of global development.
Chemonics International is an international development company with operations in dozens of countries that partners with bilateral and multilateral donors and the private sector to manage capacity building projects in developing countries. Chemonics emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches to solving complex development challenges. The company’s mission states that “by promoting meaningful change around the world, we help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.”
Chemonics is employee owned and ISO-9001 quality certifiedfor its services. The company’s headquarters is in Washington, D.C. where about 15% of staff are based, with the balance spread around the world.
Leadership Initiatives Gala For Global Change with Nollywood
When: Fall 2015
Leadership Initiatives will be partnering with Nollywood’s biggest stars to host a Gala for Global Change in Washington DC.
The benefit will have the best of US and Nigerian leaders coupled with Nollywood elite to showcase micro-lending and business development in Nigeria.
An auction to benefit community development in Nigeria will take place at the event with memorabilia from Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends, NBA and NFL stars and political elites.
Tickets will go on sale in June of 2015.
The event will have special Leadership Initiatives guests and important members of state from both the US and Nigeria.
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