About Community Development Institute

Community Development Institute, a nonprofit corporation provides training and project management services to a variety of education agencies, community organizations and businesses, using a strength-based method of development. A significant portion of CDI's work is managing Head Start programs around the country which have been de-funded by the federal government for reasons of poor quality services, fiscal mismanagement, or relinquishment by a local agency. During CDI's interim management our staff work with local Head Start staff to address deficiencies, bringing immediate fiscal integrity to the program and staff development to the level required to meet the federal Head Start Performance Standards.

What employees say

“We have built a culture of trust and transparency. The leaders at CDI listen and welcome feedback and new ideas. I get to do what I love and with great people. ”
“The quality of people who work at the institution.”
“We are changing the world by being a gear in the engine that is Head Start. This really is an awesome workplace that doesn't feel like work at all. ”
“The flexibility, creativity, and challenges, combined with the underlying mission and purpose of our work.”
“We make a difference in the world. I love the people I work with. ”
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