Developing leaders
Strengths-based approach to achieve excellence
Energizing teams
Engagement at every level
Promoting sustainable change
High-performance organizational development
Igniting hope in communities
Breakthroughs in support to young children

At Community Development Institute, we’re in the business of empowering lasting positive change — for people, organizations and communities.

Rolling up our sleeves and taking on big challenges is second nature to us. For over four decades, we've worked with individuals and entities in the public and private sectors to train leaders, develop sustainable organizational systems and engage entire communities. We build capacity in leaders and organizations to strengthen services to young children around the world.

Learn how we can help you generate transformation.

The CDI Difference

  • Community focused
  • Integrity + persistence
  • Creative risk taking
  • Value and seek diversity
  • Focus on strengths
  • Open and accountable
  • Dedicated to making a difference in the world

featured projects



National Interim Management Program

Improving services to the country’s most vulnerable children in Head Start programs in the United States.


Global Leadership Development

Building the capacity of emerging early childhood leaders around the world